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24.06.2007 13:35

Yaya Touré arrives in Barcelona


Central midfielder Yaya Touré has arrived in Barcelona on a flight from Paris.

FC Barcelona and AS Monaco are negotiating the possible incorporation of the Ivory Coast international in the Catalan club for next season. If terms are settled, the club will shortly be disclosing the details, as well as the programme for the player’s medical examination and official presentation as an FC Barcelona player.

Player profile

qm3d3508.jpgAlthough he is still only 24, Yaya Touré already has several years of experience of playing at the highest level in European football. He signed for Belgian club KSK Beveren in 2001 before moving to the Ukraine and Metalurg Donetsk two years later. In the last two seasons he has worn the shirts of both Olympiakos and Monaco, where he fits in either as a central midfielder or in a more attacking role. The player has a remarkable physical presence on the pitch, and couples this with some admirable skills, which all combined make him an ideal acquisition for the FC Barcelona midfield.
Yaya Touré arrives in Barcelona

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“I want to play for Barça”
On arrival at El Prat airport, Yaya Touré spoke to Barça TV and fcbarcelona.cat about what it would mean to him to play for the Camp Nou club. “It is a great opportunity for me because Barça is one of the best clubs in the world” he said. “It is a huge step for me to come to Barcelona. I think they play great football in the Spanish league, and Barça play really well. It is one of the best clubs in the world and I want to play for Barça.”

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