Kolo Toure has confirmed he will be moving away from the Etihad Stadium this summer, but would want to remain in England.
The former Arsenal FC player joined Manchester City in 2009 for £16 million. His contract is due to expire in the summer and the 32- year- old Ivory Coast international claimed no new deal has been offered. Kolo hasn’t been a first- team regular under Roberto Mancini and thinks a move to another top division club in England could help him grab a first- team shirt.
“I have been here for nearly four years, and two fantastic years when I have been playing a lot and I hear my songs with Yaya, and I will miss those things,” he told Sky Sports News.
“For me my family is here, my kids are at school and they like the area- but in two months nothing has come from the club and I am thinking about my future definitely.
“My first choice is this country, as I like English football- that is why I began playing football.
“After Ivory Coast I came here, I don’t know any other culture and it is important for me to stay here, I have been here for ten years,” Kolo said.
On Manchester City handing the Premier League back to their neighbours, the elder of the Toure brothers admitted United deserved to win a 20th league title.
“They have been more consistent, more concentrated and I think we lost a bit of motivation and determination and that cost us the title,” he said.
“I think City need to start from the first game to the end of the season and try and be focused, like we were last season- every game, as the Premier League is so hard, you can beat Chelsea and then lose against Wigan and those games are key.”