Yaya Toure: Barcelona is the most important team for me

The Manchester City midfielder says that he is happy at the moment, but admits that that could change in the near future after revealing his affection for his former club
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has sparked doubt over his long-term future at the club after admitting his affection for former employers Barcelona.

The 29-year-old has been at City for just two seasons after signing a five-year contract in 2010, following a £24 million move from the Catalan club.

But, whilst the Ivorian insists that he is content in Manchester, he confessed that he still has a soft spot for his old team.

Talking to Spanish radio station Ona FM, Toure said: "Barca is the most important team for me, I feel happy at City but everything could change in the next couple of years ... or days.

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"I have always been a Barca fan. In England I always saw their matches, and I feel like a Catalan."

The Ivorian, who has scored 21 goals in 92 appearances for Roberto Mancini's side, also moved to distance himself from a rumoured move to Real Madrid.

He added: "Barcelona fans would be mad if they saw me at Madrid, I understand that, but now I have to rest and see what the future lies for me.

"People have been talking a lot about me and Madrid, but for me the most important thing is to win and be happy."