Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure has rejected an approach from the Chinese Super League to remain in Manchester and continue to fight for his future at the Etihad Stadium. Toure has just six months remaining on his current deal, and much of the talk surrounding the player is that he will be offered a one-year extension.
Stuart Brennan of the Manchester Evening News is reporting a Chinese Super League club offered the midfielder more than £400,000 a week to play in the Far-East, but Toure is hopeful of remaining at City beyond his current contract.
Hearing that Yaya has turned down a £430,000 a week offer to join a Chinese club and stay at #mcfc. Story to follow
— Stuart Brennan (@StuBrennanMEN) January 17, 2017
Had Toure jumped ship to China, he wouldn’t be the first Premier League star to make a mega-money move after Chelsea midfielder Oscar departed for Shanghai SIPG at the beginning of January.
Toure has been at City since 2010 and has recently found a new lease of life under Pep Guardiola. If Toure can guide City to success this campaign, his legacy will only grow which is seemingly worth more to him than the riches of the Chinese Super League.