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Manchester City icon opens talk about move to New York City FC – report

Manchester City legend Yaya Touré has opened preliminary talks about a move to City Football Group partner club New York City FC, MLS journalist Jeff Rueter has reported.

A report by the Daily Star Sunday back in October suggested Yaya could leave Manchester for New York, and now sources stateside appear to be backing it up.

The main disagreement, according to Rueter, is when the 34-year-old Ivorian would leave. NYCFC would like him in January, but conscious of a busy schedule ahead as they fight on all fronts, City would like Touré to remain until his contract expires in the summer.

Yaya, one of the most instrumental figures in City’s new era of success, has yet to start a Premier League game this season, appearing twice off the bench. He has made two starts in the Carabao Cup, but has found appearances had to come by, with Fernandinho starting most weeks in the anchor role.

Touré is destined to end a glorious, if often controversial eight-year stay at the Etihad, and now the question is will it be to New York City FC – and if now, will we bid goodbye to the talismanic midfielder in January or next summer?

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