Ex-Barcelona reserve Toure on Premiership record £221,000-a-week at Man City

Yaya Toure moves to Manchester City as the Premiership's biggest EVER earner.
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Yaya Toure moves to Manchester City as the Premiership's biggest EVER earner.

City have made Yaya Toure the Premier League's first £200,000-a-week player according to reports.

The £24m signing from Barcelona starts life at Eastlands on £185,000-a-week but has engineered a rise to £221,000-a-week from next April, when the government's new 50% tax rise comes into force.

Toure will take home £5.75million a year after tax.

It is an incredible deal for a player who made just 13 starts for Barca last season.

Manchester City team-mate Robinho was previously the Premier League's highest-paid player on £160,000-a-week. Chelsea's John Terry is thought to earn £151,000-a-week.

 
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