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Official: Barcelona Sign Yaya Toure

Wednesday 27 June 2007 by Sagesse

Barcelona have comfirmed that they have signed Yaya Toure from Monaco.

zoom - galleria The Catalan giants had moved for the Ivorian international midfielder early next week, and a deal has now been struck.

The player has already been in Barcelona since Sunday evening, but was made to wait an extra 24 hours so as to get the Henry presentation out of the way.

He will undergo a medical at 1100 (CET) on Tuesday, before being presented at 1300.

The transfer fee remains uncomfirmed, but various sources claim that 12 million euros have been handed over.

Toure will sign a four year contract worth a two million euro basic annual salary, which could go up to three depending on results and performances.

He is expected to replace Edmilson in midfield. The Brazilian was set to leave the club, but will now stay on at least until the winter transfer window after being ruled out for six months following another knee operation. Thiago Motta could also be sold if the Barca receive an appropriate offer.

Source: Goal.com


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