Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has hinted that Ivory Coast international Yaya Toure has a future at the club.
Guardiola, speaking in his first press conference as manager of the Citizens, has insisted that Toure is a 'huge talent'.
Toure, 33, was sold to City by the revered manager during his successful stint at Barcelona, so it didn't exactly come as a surprise that the player's future at the Etihad has been one of uncertainty recently.
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Ultimately, though, it appears that Toure could yet have a key role to play in Manchester ahead of the 2016/17 campaign.
Guardiola stated, as per the Manchester Evening News: "I know Yaya for a long time. He did very will in Barcelona and here as well so he is a huge talent.
"All the players that are here right now count on me so after that we see what will happen in the future, not just for Yaya but for the other players."
The former Bayern Munich boss has also praised captain Vincent Kompany, who has endured a terrible time with injuries over the last few years.
Kompany has missed large parts of the past two seasons and was ruled out of Belgium's Euro 2016 campaign.
Unsurprisingly, then, Guardiola has insisted that it's his dream for the experienced defender to maintain his fitness.
He continued by saying: "My dream for Vincent Kompany is to be fit. Especially in the last two years he played not too many games. The captain has a lot of experience, he is a magnificent central defender but he has to be fit. I spoke with him to say just focus on your body.
"Forget about the other things, just focus to recover and come back where you were in the past. After that, Vincent will decide for himself but we are sure of his quality."
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