Toure set for City farewell after guiding club into big time

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"[To earn] 97 points is a lot of [and records for] goals and wins, that's a effect of the season we've done".

Pep Guardiola has yet to conclude contract negotiations over a new deal with Premier League champions Manchester City but said on Tuesday there is no urgency to do so.

Guardiola, talking ahead of City's final home game of the season against Brighton, remained relaxed about the situation, not least because club chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak, plus chief executive Ferran Soriano and director of football Txiki Begiristain are all personal friends. Leonardo Ulloa's header had cancelled out Danilo's opener.

After eight years at City, Toure is leaving the club at the end of the season. Subscribe to our SMS sports service by texting "SPORTS" to 22840.

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Toure has proved an inspired signing since arriving from Barcelona, winning the Premier League three times, the Carabao Cup twice and the FA Cup once.

Toure went close to getting on the scoresheet himself when he shot at Mathew Ryan after a typical lung-bursting run shortly before being substituted to a huge ovation in the 86th minute. "Thank you for being a wonderful teammate both in the dressing room and on the pitch".

'If there is ever going to be a legend at this club, it is going to be this man.

Guardiola, who sanctioned Toure's 2010 move to City while in charge of Barca, expects a fond farewell for the 34-year-old.

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At full-time, his brother Kolo - who also played for City between 2009-2013 - presented his younger brother Yaya with a commemorative shirt.

Club captain Vincent Kompany also paid tribute to his old friend who will go down in City folklore for his victor against United in the 2011 FA Cup semi-final and Stoke in the final that ended the club's 35-year wait for a trophy.

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