Yaya Toure’s agent Dimitry Seluk concerned that his client may take the decision to leave the Manchester club if the Spaniard arrives at the Etihad next season.
Yaya Toure played for Perp Guardiola at Barcelone where the two had a disagreement with the player’s position and playing style on the pitch and eventually the manager had the upper hand. Toure was benched for Barcelona’s academy graduate Sergio Busquets who is dubbed as the ‘next Pep Guardiola’.
The fallout resulted in a £25m worth transfer as Yaya Toure joined Manchester City in 2010. Ever since his transfer to English Premier League, the Ivorian has developed as one of the best midfielders of this generation and has won notable honours with City. In his prime, Yaya remained the undisputed best player in Africa only to dispossessed from the place by young Gabonian striker Pierre-Emerick Aubamayeng this year.
Manchester City are reportedly agreed on a three-year contract with Pep Guardiola who will take charge at the Etihad from next season onwards. Yaya Toure earlier told that he was unfairly treated by the Spaniard at Barcelona and expressed his anger on the current Bayern Munich manager. The four-times African player of the year award winner told: “He pretty much ignored me until City’s offer came in”. The relationship between the pair was beyond repair and Yaya’s agent remembered those incidents to warn Manchester City that Pep Guardiola’s arrival will lead his client to leave the club.
Yaya Toure is one of the fan favorites at the Etihad and has been a big support for the club in building their own Glorious history. It will be a sad day for any City fan to see the Ivorian leave the club, but considering how much efforts that City put on to get Pep Guardiola signed means the player will have a green signal if he decides to leave the club.
Seluk also criticised Pep Guardiola and challenged the former Barcelona manager to succeed in EPL without Yaya Toure. “Yaya won every trophy in England without Guardiola. Will Guardiola win without Yaya?” questioned Seluk.