Yaya Toure’s agent is not playing the agent game well

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It’s becoming increasingly clear that agent Dimitri Seluk is not bound by the rules of logic.

The agent for Yaya Toure last week claimed that his midfielder would “definitely” not be returning to Manchester City.

“I can calmly confirm that,” Seluk said.

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Well, something’s changed in the past few days, because now Seluk thinks “the best idea” for City is to give his client a new three-year deal.

The alternative? Yaya will buy out his own contract.

From Sky Sports:

“I will not let Yaya waste a year at City,” Seluk said. “I will not let City keep him because, in one more year, his chances of joining another big club will be smaller.

“I will go to FIFA. I will write to them and tell them that we will buy Yaya out of his contract.

“We can do this. It is an option. This is not a threat. I promise you that Yaya will leave City this summer one way or another if they don’t offer him a new contract.”

So let’s be clear here: Yaya Toure’s agent has told Manchester City that should the club not opt to sell him or sign him, the player will give them money to leave.

Sounds like real impetus to make him a priority. Woof.