Yaya Touré has agreed to a new one-year deal at Manchester City that will extend his long and successful stay until the summer of 2018.
The 34-year-old was out of contract this summer, but will now spend an eighth season at the club he joined from Barcelona in 2010.
Speaking to the official site, Yaya expressed his joy at remaining at the club he has stayed at longer than any other in a trophy laden career.
“I’m delighted. I told myself the journey at City is not done and when I received a call from Txiki and talked to the manager I was very delighted.
“When I was first came here [in 2010] I was trying to be part of a new story, of something special at this club. I am very lucky now to be part of a great club with great players around me who are helping me to achieve my targets.
“Of course I want to win trophies, that is very important to me. I want to enjoy it at this age still and remaining here is a massive, massive thing. It is a great club, going in the right direction with new players who are coming in. Our mentality is always to win week in, week out and I’m delighted with the fans as well.”
Touré is the only senior player out of contract this summer to have received an extension, with Pablo Zabaleta, Bacary Sagna, Gael Clichy, Jesus Navas and Willy Caballero all leaving the club.