Toure’s agent demands contract negotiations
Yaya Toure’s agent Dimitri Seluk warns the midfielder will leave Manchester City this summer, if a contract isn’t offered next week.
The 32-year-old has a year left on a four-year deal, and with Pep Guardiola set to join the club in the summer from Bayern Munich, questions about the Ivorian’s future have arose.
Seluk told The Sun: “In the next week we must find a solution about whether Yaya will prolong his contract with City or he will go to another club,
“But if he leaves City it will surely not be for another English club.”
Toure has been outstanding for City, since joining the club for £24 million from Barcelona back in 2010. But he may now be set to finally depart the club after six years in which he has won the Premier League twice.
With Toure set to turn 33 in May, the Etihad club may chose to let the Ivory Coast international leave, with the midfielder commanding a large wage, and, instead, give a chance to one of their younger players.
Seluk claims the former Barcelona man turned down a move to Jiangsu Suning in the Chinese Super League, which would have earned him a massive £30 million a year, after tax.
Toure’s goals have dried up of late; having scored 20 goals from midfield in the 2013/14 season, which saw City win the league, he netted 10 times the following season, with just six so far this campaign.
Guardiola will come to City looking to make the most of their new £200 million academy complex, and will likely invest in youth – like he did during his time at Barcelona – so therefore Toure may struggle to tie down a new deal.