- Credit: Archant
Midfield powerhouse was a key part in Manchester City’s Premier League and League Cup glory last term.
When he gets going, is almost impossible to shake off the ball.
Despite being initially seen as a holding midfielder at Barcelona, now gets forward at will.
Scored 24 goals in all competitions for his club this season and is a dead-ball specialist.
Recognised as a big-game player.
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• Country: Ivory Coast
• Position: Midfield
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• Age: 31
• Current club: Manchester City