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Barcelona Present Yaya Toure

Wednesday 27 June 2007 by Sagesse

FC Barcelona have presented to the press, their second signing inside 24 hours.

zoom - galleria The club had already confirmed that they had sealed the deal last evening, immediately after Thierry Henry’s presentation.

The final formalities have been completed this morning, with the Ivory Coast international completing his medical and being presented to the press.

The club’s medical team were very impressed with his physical state, promising that he would offer "a very high level of performance" becase "the injuries have been kind to him."

"He is very strong physically," added club doctor Ricard Pruna. "We have verified that he does not have anything from his old injury (a broken meniscus five years ago)."

He signs a four year contract, and will wear the number 17 shirt.

Sporting director Txiki Begiristain also confirmed, during the player’s presentation, that this could imply that Thiago Motta will leave the club.

Clubs in Italy, including Milan and Roma, have shown a willingness to sign him.

Source: Goal.com


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