Yaya Toure wants to leave Manchester City, reveals his agent
In a shocking turn of events, Manchester City’s Yaya Toure is sad to be unhappy at the club after his agent Dimitry Seluk revealed that the Ivory Coast midfielder felt disrespected with the way the club treated him.
Apparently the midfielder is gutted that no one from the club wished him on his birthday last week during a title celebration party which was on the same day when he turned 31.
“Yaya is so upset he's thinking of leaving City,” Toure’s agent Dimitry Seluk was quoted on the Guardian. “There are a number of things that have happened that have left Yaya feeling bitterly upset. He must concentrate on the World Cup now. But City have treated him with disrespect and have really hurt him."
"They don't know that money can't buy relationships – no Sheikh can buy a relationship. This isn't about money or a new contract – it's about human relationships and City have shown they don't respect him. I repeat, this is not about money. In fact, he would take less to return to Barcelona."
"What happened at his birthday meant the club don't care about him. It was proof. They can say whatever they want, 'Oh we like him but we forgot'. Forgot? About Yaya? The player who helped you to be two-times Premier League champions? The guy who helped you win the FA Cup and the League Cup?” he added.
"His birthday can be on a normal day and, in a normal team, his team-mates and club would at least give him good wishes.
"But when you win the title on May 11, a day later you go to Abu Dhabi and on May 13 you have a big party to celebrate the title and nobody comes to Yaya to say, 'Happy birthday', what more do you want?"
Toure is contracted to a four-year deal, and it is unlikely that the club will allow to let one of their most important players leave the club.