Date: 30th March 2015 at 4:01pm
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Yaya Toure looks as though he’s about to announce his international retirement, having achieved his ‘target’ with the Ivory Coast.

Winning the African Cup of Nations this year, the first time the Ivory Coast had managed this in over 20-years, looks like it could be the crowing glory for him with the suggestion, with what he told the BBC, being that he will now end his national career?

‘I think now my target is done.

‘I want to wait a couple of days for what I will decide for my future.’

After an international career spanning a decade, that has seen him play in three World Cup Finals and end as runner-up twice in the African Cup of Nations it was third time lucky for him so after 95 caps, and having taken over as captain last summer, he could follow others, including his brother Kolo, in moving on….

He feels that it’s now time for ‘the next generation’ of players to come through.

‘The time for the youngsters will come soon and we need to let them go on alone.’

All clubs, and countries, need experienced leaders to guide them but at 31 and having achieved what he set out to achieve with his country does he had anything left to achieve?

His future may well be away from the Etihad Stadium at the end of the season but if it doesn’t, from a purely selfish point of view, we could benefit more if he didn’t have to jet off to Africa anymore!

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