YayaToure has been left out of the Manchester City squad set to participate in the UEFA Champions League group stages this season.
The move infuriated his agent Dimitri Seluk, yet he claims that the Ivory Coast international insists on forcing his way back to the squad.
“If he wins the Champions League for City this season, then I will travel to England and I will say on television that Pep Guardiola is the best manager in the world,” Seluk started out, speaking with reps of Sunday Mirror Sport.
“But if City don’t win the Champions League then I hope that Pep has got the balls to say that he was wrong to humiliate a great player like Yaya,” he posited.
The agent is infuriated that Yaya would not be playing in the continental tournament this year, until things change. Toure was believed would be transferred when Pep joined but he surprisingly decided to keep him. With time, it has become evident that Toure has no future at Etihad, yet with the mass exit of players this summer on loan deals, he has remained.
Seluk says that Toure would respect the decision of Guardiola, being “a professional.” “Perhaps Pep will think he is good enough to play in the final 10 minutes of a League Cup game against a third division team, and yes, I am joking,” he added speaking of Yaya’s appearance in the EFL where the Premier League winner came on as a substitute. On an endnote, he revealed that Toure wouldn’t exit Etihad: “What I can tell you is that Yaya will spend the season at City. He will not be leaving in January. He hopes that he will get the chance to prove himself.”
City striker Sergio Aguero is set to miss the much expected game against United after the international break. Toure could get a feature if Guardiola deems fit, as City needs all the help.