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Pep Guardiola's arrival may signal end for Yaya Toure at Manchester City

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Yaya Toure is reluctant to work with former manager Pep Guardiola

According to Yaya Toure’s agent Dimitri Seluk, the arrival of Pep Guardiola to Manchester City in the summer might lead to the departure of the Ivory Coast midfielder. On Monday Manchester City created waves in the football world by revealing that the Spanish super coach would take over from Pellegrini following this season’s completion.

The four-time African footballer of the year left Barcelona to join City in a £25m switch after Pep started preferring Sergio Busquets in defensive midfield. After leaving Barcelona, Toure in an interview to Ona FM in February 2014 was quoted as saying 

“'Whenever I asked him something, he always gave strange answers. He pretty much ignored me until City's offer came in. “

'”That's why I eventually opted to leave. I didn't speak to Guardiola for a year. If he had talked to me, I would have stayed at Barcelona. I did not want to go and wanted to end my career at Barcelona. However, he had no faith in me.”

Speaking to the Sun, Dimitri Seluk revealed he expected his client to leave City in the next transfer window. "I think Yaya will leave the club. But before leaving, I hope he will again win the league and all the cups," he said.

"It's not a question of whether Pep likes him or not. It's life, you know."

Yaya Toure who is just 32 still will be coveted by plenty of teams with Chinese super league club Shanghai SIPG and Italian giants Inter Milan being touted as possible destinations. 

Seluk questions Guardiola’s success

Dimitri Seluk went on to question the success of Pep Guardiola saying that Luis Enrique has achieved the same things if not more at the Catalan club.

"Barcelona win because it's like a big family, and their structure is an example for everybody.”

"It's not a question of personnel. Luis Enrique has done the same as Guardiola. It's not possible to say forever that it's the team of Guardiola.”"Yaya won every trophy in England without Guardiola. Will Guardiola win without Yaya?"

Yaya Toure’s Manchester City will be taking on Premier League strugglers Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Tuesday with City sitting second on the table three points away from table toppers Leicester City.

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