The future of Yaya Toure as a Manchester City remains in doubt as speculation suggesting he may leave for pastures new this summer continues.
It has been reported by the Daily Mail that Toure has no desire to leave City and will help the club secure a Champions League spot in the forthcoming weeks.
But the agent of the Ivorian now claims that he is weighing up offers for his client, and adds that money will not be a motivating factor in the decision taken at the end of the season.
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"We have had different offers for Yaya but we must speak to Manchester City,” Dimitri Seluk told Sky Sports News.
“People think he will stay because of money but we don't care about money. If Man City don't want him - no problem.
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“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.”
Throughout the past five years the powerhouse midfielder has been at the heart of City’s triumphant trophy period, helping the club win two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and a League Cup.
Toure would be fancied by some of Europe’s top clubs, but there is one issue that could be affecting a possible move and it’s far from a small one either - the 31-year-old’s wages.
He has two years left on his current contract earning a staggering £220,000-a-week, and he is unlikely to move for anything less, regardless of what his agent may say in public.
A number of clubs are reported to be interested in Toure, including former boss Roberto Mancini’s Inter Milan. The Italian club would be prepared to offer four-time African Player of the Year winner a five-year-deal in which he would have to take a pay cut.
There had been talks about the possibility of a contract extension for Toure, which involved an ambassadorial role with City when he decides to call it a day on his footballing career.
Toure may be past the peak of his career but on his day he is still one of the best central attacking midfielder around the Europeans top leagues. It is a tough decision for City.
But maybe it is time for City to cash in on Toure in an attempt to attract younger talent. Paul Pogba, anyone?
Manchester City fans: do you think it is time to get rid of Yaya Toure? Let us know below!
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