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Yaya Toure is leaving Man City with some of the funniest quotes of the season

The midfielder will go down as a Man City great and one of the best the Premier League has ever seen

All hail Yaya Toure.

The legendary Man City midfielder is leaving the Etihad after an illustrious career in the coming weeks.


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Toure is bidding City farewell

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Toure is bidding City farewell

Toure’s final couple of seasons at the club have been largely uneventful on a personal scale with he and Pep Guardiola not really seeing eye to eye.

But he will bow out as a City icon and one of the greatest midfielders the Premier League has ever seen.

Remember that season he scored 20 league goals from midfield?

A third Premier League title for Toure

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A third Premier League title for Toure

And it appears Toure is going out with a bang as he prepares for his final City home game against Brighton tonight.

Because some of those quotes are just plain bizarre.

On his City team-mates, he said: “Everybody knows I have a feeling for Aguero. I love Aguero. This guy is such a good striker.

“I’m going to miss my team-mates, I’m going to miss my little [Raheem] Sterling, my little [Leroy] Sane. They look like my babies.”

OK then.

Two members of one of the meanest spines in Premier League history

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Two members of one of the meanest spines in Premier League history

But if you thought his musings had finished there, you’d be mistaken.

He was then asked who his toughest opponent was and swiftly named Man United bruiser Nemanja Matic.

He said: “He’s such a difficult player to play against.

“Tall and strong as well. It’s been fun to play against him, even though it’s difficult. He’s powerful, he’s tall.”

Toure and Matic had some mean battles

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Toure and Matic had some mean battles

“I hate him, this bastard!”

The ramblings of a mad man? Absolutely, but he will be sorely missed.

Let’s hope this isn’t the last we see of him in the Premier League.


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