Yaya plans Barca return.
Yaya Toure has revealed that he hopes to return to Barcelona one day in the future. The Ivorian admitted that the emergence of Sergio Busquets and the need for new challenges had been the main reasons for his departure and he declared: “I will be back in Barcelona?to play, not as a tourist. I want to return to Barcelona, because to leave was the hardest moment of my life. Sergio Busquets is a very good player, and without Busquets, I would not have gone. He has great quality and what I want are games, not sitting on the bench. I won everything there and needed other challenges.”
Kolo: We can become greats.
According to Sport.co.uk, Kolo Toure believes that Manchester City can become a great side like the one he played for at Arsenal. The defender was part of the Gunners invincible squad and he won two FA Cups and a Premier League title.
Toure believes that City are progressing and he stated: “We have to be pleased with what we have done so far but we know we will get better as the season progresses, as we get to know one another and as the injured players begin to come back. I came here to win trophies and play Champions League football and that is what we are all working hard to achieve.
He continued: “I have played in one great team and I want to be part of another one. I think I still have five or six years to play at the top level and I want to make the most of them. People who know me, know that I am as enthusiastic about the game as I have ever been. I look forward to coming into work every single day and seeing this City side keep improving.”
de Jong in more legal trouble.
The Telegraph reports that Marseille are considering a £5m compensation claim against Nigel de Jong.
The Dutchman’s tackle on Hatem Ben Arfa left the on loan winger with a broken tibia and fibula and he has been ruled out of action until March at the earliest. The main reason for Marseille’s potential claim is a clause in Ben Arfa’s loan deal which triggered a pre arranged £5m sale when the Frenchman made 25 appearances. However, with the FA rejecting Newcastle’s request for retrospective action because the referee saw the incident, L’OM may decide against any claim.
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