After Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola confirmed Yaya Toure’s departure this summer the Ivorian has been linked with a host of clubs.
The 34-year-old midfielder will make his 230th and final Premier League appearance against Brighton & Hove Albion in City’s final home game of the season eight years after joining from Barcelona.
A key man in the early years of City’s rise to the top of English football, he won three league titles, an FA Cup and two League Cups in his time at the club but has made only nine league appearances this season.
But Guardiola preferred to reflect on the positives about a player who is sure to attract offers from a number of teams. Toure was linked with moves to Inter Milan and New York City FC last year and, most recently, to Turkish side Fenerbahce.
“Yaya came here at the start of the journey,” said Guardiola. “Where we are now is because of what he has done.
“The Brighton game we will give him what he deserves, one of the most beautiful farewells a player can receive. All the game will we be focused on winning for Yaya, we are going to try to do it for him.”