Touré pens four-year deal
Ivory Coast midfielder Touré Yaya has signed for FC Barcelona for the next seasons from AS Monaco and have a buy-out clause of €90m in his contract at Camp Nou.
The 24-year-old is now a new Barça player after passing a medical before travelling to the clubs
offices where he put pen to paper on a deal that ties him to the Blaugrana until 2011. Joan Laporta
and his agent were present as he signed the contract after completing all the formalities.
Touré is the first player from the Ivory Coast to play for FC Barcelona. He was signed
after negotiations between the Catalan club were concluded with AS Monaco, where he played last
season, and his previous side, Metalurg Donetsk, both of whom share his rights.
The price is right
President Joan Laporta said that the price paid to Monaco for the player was around
€9m, while Metalurg will receive monies related to how Touré performs at Barça.
Laporta added that the "thrill and desire" of the Sokoura Bouake-born star was one of the key
reasons that the deal was concluded so quickly.