Yaya Toure departs as Manchester City submit released list

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure will be exiting the club this summer, with the Sky Blues choosing to let his deal run down.

The 35-year-old has been named on City’s released list submitted to the Premier League and will be on his way out in the coming weeks.

Manchester City’s released list

  • Diallo, Sadou
  • Duhaney, Demeaco
  • Patching, William Luke
  • Sarmiento Martinez, Erik
  • Sokol, Pawel Kazimierz
  • Toure, Gnegneri Yaya
  • Wood, Marcus James

Toure joined City from Barcelona in 2010 and made 316 appearances in all competitions. The Ivorian international won three Premier League titles, three League Cups and one FA Cup.

After being a regular for all of his career in Manchester, he spent last season on the periphery, making just one Premier League start under Pep Guardiola.

His departure from City has been soured after he recently criticised his manager for racism, suggesting the Spanish coach doesn’t pick African players.

Nevertheless, Toure will be remembered as a City legend for his eight years of service.

Manchester City’s retained list (Premier League)

  • Abdelkader Diaz, Brahim
  • Adarabioyo, Tosin
  • Aguero Del Castillo, Sergio
  • Agyepong, Thomas
  • Agyiri, Ernest
  • Amankwah, Yeboah
  • Ambrose, Thierry
  • Antuna Romero, Carlos Uriel
  • Barker, Brandon Lee
  • Bolton, Luke Phillip
  • Brattan, Nathan Luke
  • Bravo Munoz, Claudio Andres
  • Bryan, Kean Shay
  • Buckley-Ricketts, Isaac
  • Bytyqi, Sinan
  • Caceres, Anthony
  • Celina, Bersant
  • Corrigan, Ryan
  • Da Silva, Danilo Luiz
  • Davenport, Jacob Alexander
  • De Bruyne, Kevin
  • Dele-Bashiru, Ayotomiwa Sherif
  • Delph, Fabian
  • Denayer, Jason
  • Dilrosun, Javairo Joreno Faustino (offer)
  • Diskerud, Mikkel Morgenstar Palssonn
  • Esmoris Tasende, Jose Angel
  • Fernandes Cantin, Paolo
  • Fernando De Jesus, Gabriel
  • Foden, Philip Walter
  • Francis, Edward Albert
  • Garcia Alonso, Manuel
  • Garcia Serrano, Aleix
  • Garre, Benjamin Antonio
  • Gonzalez, Lorenzo Jose
  • Grimshaw, Daniel James (offer)
  • Gundogan, Ilkay
  • Gunn, Angus Fraser James
  • Harrison, Jack David
  • Hart, Charles Joseph John
  • Herrera Ravelo, Yangel Clemente
  • Humphreys-Grant, Cameron
  • Ilic, Luka
  • Jimenez Silva, David Josue
  • Kayode, Olarenwaju Ayobami
  • Kigbu, Ahogrenashinme
  • Kompany, Vincent
  • Kongolo, Rodney
  • Laporte, Aymeric
  • Latibeaudiere, Joel Owen
  • Luiz Roza, Fernando
  • Luiz Soares De Paulo, Douglas
  • Maffeo Becerra, Pablo
  • Mangala, Eliaquim
  • Mari Villar, Pablo
  • Matondo, Rabbi
  • Mendy, Benjamin
  • Moreno Duran, Marlos
  • Mota Veiga de Carvalho, Bernardo
  • Muric, Arijanet Anan
  • Nemane, Aaron Evans
  • Nmecha, Lukas
  • Nwakali, Chidiebere Chikioke
  • Oliver, Charles William Corrigan
  • Otamendi, Nicolas
  • Poveda-Ocampo, Ian Carlo
  • Pozo La Rosa, Iker
  • Richards, Taylor Jerome
  • Roberts, Patrick John Joseph
  • Rosler, Colin
  • Ross Palmer Brown, Erik
  • Sane, Leroy
  • Santana de Moraes, Ederson
  • Smith, Matthew
  • Smith-Brown, Ashley
  • Sterling, Raheem Shaquille
  • Stones, John
  • Tanor, Collins
  • Walker, Kyle Andrew
  • Wilson, Tyreke
  • Yeboah, Yaw
  • Zinchenko, Oleksandr

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