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Man City great Yaya Toure: I want to keep playing

Manchester City great Yaya Toure has reaffirmed plans of carrying on his playing career this new season.

Toure, now 37, last played in 2019 with Chinese Second Division outfit Qingdao Huanghai.

He told TMW: "My career will not continue forever, but I know I have one or two more seasons in me. I did not realise how much I missed playing football. I miss the energy, the locker room, the team spirit and the feeling when you win matches.

"I study to become a coach, but I have a lifetime ahead of me to try that path. If I stop playing now, when I'm still feeling fit, I'll regret it forever."

Toure continued: "I would like to play in Italy, as I have never played there before, but maybe also in France or England, where I have fond memories. I am ready for all the challenges that Serie A can give me. It's not about money. It's about football. I want to play because I know I still can."

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