Barry: Toure deal has inspired Man City players

Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry admits the squad was lifted by Yaya Toure penning a new deal last week.

Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry admits the squad was lifted by Yaya Toure penning a new deal last week.

Toure has committed his future to the Etihad Stadium for another four years and Barry believes the news will convince other stars to join City.

He said: "When a player like him gets a new deal, it is a lift for everyone. You don't want to see players like that leaving. You want others like him coming in.

"When you can keep players like him for another four years, I am sure there will be others coming in, of the same level, to join him."

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