Manchester City’s powerhouse midfielder Yaya Toure has admitted he would like to see out the end of his career at the Etihad.
The Ivorian international, who joined City from Barcelona in 2010, is viewed as the engine room of Roberto Mancini’s side and his double at Newcastle United last season swung the title back in the club’s favour.
And the 29-year-old feels he has a home for life at City, though accepted the future is hard to predict.
“I would love to end my career here,” said Toure, who joined brother Kolo at the club.
“Nobody knows what the next step is in football and I believe that if you stop dreaming, you should stop playing football, but this is where I want to be.
“There is no other place I would rather finish with and I want to continue winning titles and trophies with City.”
Toure has not yet hit the championship winning form of the last season, and feels there is much more to come from him.
This desire to improve is fuelled by the support he feels from City’s fans, who Toure believes have taken him to their hearts.
“I believe I have to work harder all the time to improve and stay at the top level with this club,” he said.
“When I first arrived at City every time I went to sleep I would dream about us winning something and about us being the best team in whatever competition we take part in.
“I will give my all every time I play and I will never forget how the fans have treated me here so nothing would give me greater pleasure than to finish my career as a Manchester City player.”
Toure helped City to their top-flight success in 44 years, and won countless trophies at the Nou Camp, and believes his current side are only at the start of the road to consistent success.
“I believe we are just at the beginning of our journey,” he told mcfc.co.uk
“We want to make history and that was part of my plan when I first signed – to make history – and we’ve made a start but there is so many more chapters to be written
Meanwhile, defender Micah Richards is targeting a return to action in early February after knee surgery.
The 24-year-old is in rehabilitation after surgery his right knee, but is aiming to come back all guns firing.
“I am not putting a date on when I will be back because these things are never exact but I am hoping it will be in early February,” he told mcfc.co.uk.
“There is still not too much I can do but I am now on one crutch instead of two so that is progress.”