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Agent says Yaya Toure will stay at Manchester City

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Yaya Toure’s agent has performed a U-turn and insists his client will remain at Manchester City this summer.

Dmitri Seluk recently claimed Toure was “90 per cent certain” to leave City at the end of the season, but he has now changed his tune.

Speaking to Sky Sports News on Monday, Seluk said Toure, who had been linked with a move to Inter, would remain at the Etihad Stadium after the club told him that he was “too important to let go.”

Toure’s 20-goal tally helped City win the Barclays Premier League two years ago, but last season he struggled, scoring half that number.

It seemed certain the Ivory Coast international would leave City when Seluk made his initial declaration a month ago, but it now appears the player will stay and see out the final two years of his contract.

Toure’s representative made the headlines a year ago when he said his client was seeking to leave City because the club had failed to honor his 31st birthday sufficiently.

“There is a big possibility Yaya will leave this summer,” Seluk said in May 2014.

“He is very upset. What happened at his birthday means the club don’t care about him. It was proof.”

City boss Manuel Pellegrini has repeatedly stated his desire to hang on to his star midfielder, who moved to the Etihad Stadium from Barcelona in 2010.

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The 32-year-old is currently with the City squad in north America on a post-season tour.

Pellegrini’s side will take on Toronto FC at BMO Field on May 27, before facing Houston Dynamo 24 hours later.

The final leg of the tour sees City travel to New York on May 30 to attend their sister club New York City FC’s game against Houston Dynamo in MLS.

 

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7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. Martin J.

    May 25, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    He won’t leave City because no one will offer him close to 220k a week wages which is his present wage. It’s a no-brainer. He gets to keep his high wages and stays at a club that can compete for trophies.

  2. jtm371

    May 25, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    Must have been a great birthday cake this year. 🙂 Sell him and rebuild the midfield. He played when he wanted took most of the season off.

    • Flyvanescence

      May 25, 2015 at 5:43 pm

      Inter will try to rip us off; they cant afford his real value.

      His effort is questionable but his quality is incredible; ive never seen a better box to box mid. Id sell him if it was necessary to bring in Pogba; otherwise id keep him for one more year. Fernandinho anchoring Pogba and Toure would be an unreal midfield.

      Pogba’s coming, you heard it here.

      • jtm371

        May 25, 2015 at 5:59 pm

        I agree he is incredible when he wants to be. That is the problem. With him it is so easy to see when he does not give a darn. Hope Kun stays heard 90 mil pound from RM.

        • Flyvanescence

          May 25, 2015 at 6:06 pm

          Its total BS.

          Kun to RM pops up once a summer in some dubious tabloid and the supposed fee keeps getting higher but theres never anything to it. Just got a new contract and hes going nowhere.

  3. Flyvanescence

    May 25, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    Just simply tactical rhetoric. Seluk is trying to force a move to Inter. This guy is a joke; Toure needs to dump him like a load of bricks.

    • Kevin

      May 25, 2015 at 8:11 pm

      He’s a joke who somehow is always able to get a salary increase from City when he wants it. I think Yaya will keep him…

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