Yaya Toure’s agent has claimed that he is set to open talks with other clubs about a move for his client at the end of the season, with the DailyStar citing us as one of those interested.
The Ivory Coast international has scored six goals in his 26 league outings this term, and still remains a regular starter for Manchester City. Despite being one of the first-named on the team-sheet, his agent claims that he is not appreciated by the club, and is pushing for a summer exit.
“From this moment we start to discuss with different clubs about Yaya going there in the summer. City don’t do anything concrete.
“Yaya has given everything for the club and we don’t feel that this situation is the right way to show how much they appreciate him.”
It sounds like he is simply trying to push City into offering him one more bumper deal, as he enters the latter years of his career, but with a new manager in the shape of Pep Guardiola coming in this summer, no talks of a new deal appear likely until the Spaniard has considered his options.
Regardless of the situation, Yaya Toure is being linked with a move to Arsenal, most likely to sell the story, but where exactly would he fit into our team?
With Francis Coquelin and Mohamed Elneny operating in front of the defence, and Ozil Sanchez and Ramsey playing behind the striker, who would you take out to play the ageing prima donna?
Not to forget we have Jack Wilshere, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Santi Cazorla also on their way back from injury.
Would we really want Yaya Toure to come in and throw his weight around in our dressing room? Does he even retain enough ability to deserve a big-money contract to join us?
I think we should just get him a birthday cake in May, and skip on offering him the chance to move to London…