Yaya Toure’s agent discusses outside club interest, requests another ego rub for midfielder


It seems the only questions are where Yaya Toure will land this summer, and whether Manchester City will give him a going-away cake (or at least flowers).

A day after reports surfaced with Toure hinting that he could enjoy a new challenge — and on the heels of constant rumors of a reunion with Roberto Mancini in Italy —  outspoken agent Dimitri Seluk entered the fray with his own thoughts.

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Those thoughts?

Teams are contacting him about his 31-year-old midfielder, and he’s bringing that interest to Manchester City.

From Sky Sports:

“We have had different offers for Yaya but we must speak to Manchester City,” Seluk told Sky Sports News HQ.

“People think he will stay because of money but we don’t care about money. If Man City don’t want him – no problem.

“I want someone to say that they want Yaya to stay at Manchester City. Yaya is a legend at the club. All the supporters like him, he’s helped them make history.”

Toure, Seluk or perhaps both are among the neediest personalities we’ve seen in global soccer, and considering the people in the game that is really saying something. Given City’s relative lack of cohesiveness in recent months, perhaps finding another, less mercurial engine for their midfield is a very good idea.