The Manchester City defender Kolo Toure is set for a shock return to the first-team in the match against West Ham. The 31-year-old has not been a part of the first-team action for quite a while. He was signed by the former manager Mark Hughes for £ 16 million from Arsenal. However, he has fallen out of favour with the current manager Roberto Mancini. He has been linked with a move to various clubs across Europe, but the move never materialised due to the high wages of the player. He has recently said that he wants to remain at the club and fight for his place.

He will be getting one of his few chances in the match against West Ham due to the injury crisis currently affecting the manager. Joleon Lescott and Vincent Kompany have been the first choice defenders for Manchester City, but the summer signing Matija Nastasic has also been able to stake a claim for himself in the first team. However, it will be Kolo Toure as part of the starting line-up in the match against Manchester city. The Turkish club Bursaspor came extremely close to signing him in the summer. Due to the injury two players like Richards, Maicon, and Zabeleta, it is likely that Kolo Toure will be picked for this match against the Londoners.

“I fight. My team-mates know, my brother knows. I do my best but the club are showing me the way out at the moment. I’m not angry with the manager. If someone doesn’t want me then there will be another club that does. I still have this hunger. I take Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes as an example – what they are doing for Manchester United is incredible. I want to be like them,” said Kolo Toure a few months back.