Man City transfers: ‘Yaya Toure ready to quit Citizens over contract row’
Man City transfers: Ivory Coast international Yaya Toure is prepared to leave the Citizens over a contract row, according to his agent
Yaya Toure will leave Manchester City if the Ivory Coast international isn’t offered a new deal by Saturday, according to the midfielder’s agent.
The 29-year-old has two years left on his reported £220,000-a-week contract but is understood to have grown disillusioned over the club’s failure to meet his demands for a new deal.
Toure, who missed their 2-0 defeat by Everton on Saturday due to a migraine, scored a vital six goals in 32 Premier League appearances in their title-winning campaign.
And the former Barcelona star’s agent Dimitri Seluk claims Toure is prepared to leave the Citizens if his future isn’t sorted in the next three or four days.
“If he signs a contract in the next three or four days, OK. If not, we will not wait any longer and will start negotiations with different clubs,” Seluk told the Sun.
“Today is Tuesday, so it means by Saturday. We will say ‘Thank you. OK, Yaya will leave in May.’ I do not feel he will stay at City. This is not about money. He wants to leave because of many reasons.
“He is one of the best players at Manchester City but does not feel the respect of the staff. Only Roberto Mancini respects Yaya.
“It’s all strange. It’s not normal to have negotiations for six months about a contract. They have been talking about small details all this time.”
Toure has scored 25 goals in 118 appearances for the Citizens after completing a £24m move to the Eastlands outfit from Barcelona in 2010.