Cote d’Ivoire and Manchester City FC of England midfield powerhouse, Yaya Toure will leave the Citizens this summer. His agent, Dimitri Seluk, who confirmed this said the player has “various offers” on the table and will assess his options at the end of the season as he ponders his future with just one year remaining on his contract at the Etihad.
“He’ll definitely leave Manchester City, I can calmly confirm that. Various offers have arrived for Yaya and we’re evaluating them, but no decision has been taken yet for next season.
“We have waited too long Manchester City promised a deal but nothing has materialised so Yaya will leave in June. Yaya is disappointed of course. But he is a professional and he remains under contract so he will continue to do his best for City.
“Will the economic aspect make the difference? Absolutely not. We don’t put money before everything, but the project the club presents us. The best will convince us.”
One option for Toure is Inter Milan, who are coached by former City boss, Roberto Mancini. In an interview with FC Inter News, Seluk said:
“Inter? We’re definitely talking about a great club and everyone knows about the relationship between Yaya and Mancini, but like I’ve already said, we haven’t made any decision yet.
“But I’ll add that the Nerazzurri’s project is great and Inter is a fantastic club. So it’s normal that they want a player of this level.”
Doubt was cast over Toure’s City future with the announcement that Pep Guardiola is to take over from Manuel Pellegrini at the end of the season. The 32-year old Ivory Coast international joined City from Barcelona for £24 million in July 2010 where he was sold by incoming City manager Pep Guardiola, but now looks set for a fresh chapter in his career.
The Ivorian has picked up six trophies in his six years with City.