So we are interested in Yaya Toure. Who would have ‘thunk‘ that? You? No? We neither. But this is the line his agent, Dimitri Seluk has fed to Skysports.
It’s no news new City manager, Pep Guardiola does not fancy Toure – just as it was when both were at Barcelona – and he has been left out of the squad that will prosecute this season’s Champions League games.
Seluk said Arsenal and United are two of the clubs interested in signing the Ivorian international but that move will be impossible. Yaya Toure’s contract expires at the end of the season and his agent has said he will look to sign a pre-contract agreement with another club abroad.
“Yaya in January can sign a pre-contract agreement with clubs abroad,” Seluk said. “He will have many offers from clubs. China and America of course they want him but we will have a lot of offers from England and Europe.
“He is in very good shape, very good condition, I think he lost seven kilograms.
“Maybe that’s not good enough for Guardiola, but then Zlatan Ibrahimovic wasn’t good enough for him (at Barcelona).
“They will lose a lot of millions of supporters from Africa because of this decision from Guardiola,” Seluk said.
“Now they will support Manchester United. A lot of people in Africa say they will never see any more matches of City on TV.” [Really, how many supporters do they have in Africa?]
How taking a dig at Guardiola would help his client’s situation at City remains to be seen, but there are strong doubts we are interested in the player.
For what really?