Manchester City star Yaya Toure has taken to Twitter to confirm that claims about his unhappiness at the club, made by his agent Dimitri Seluk, were in fact true.
It was reported that the Ivorian was looking for a move away as he was unhappy about the treatment he received from those high up in the club on his birthday.
The player's agent told BBC Sport that the player was ignored by the club's wealthy owners when he travelled with the squad to the United Arab Emirates for a party to celebrate the club's Premier League win, which happened to fall on the same day as Toure turned 31.
He said: “None of them shook his hand on his birthday. It's really sick. He got a cake but when it was Roberto Carlos' birthday, the president of Anzhi gave him a Bugatti. I don't expect City to present Yaya with a Bugatti, we only asked that they shook his hand and said 'we congratulate you.'
While Seluk's comments may have provided mixed views as to whether he and his client were merely attempting to push for a higher wage, Toure soon took to Twitter to try and clear up the comments made by his agent.
He said “Please do not take words that do not come out of MY mouth seriously.”
“My agent was trying to make a point here on my behalf. Everything Dimitry said is true. He speaks for me.”
While this confirms that he may very well be unhappy at City, it clearly comes down to more than a handshake, with some reports claiming that the player feels like a "nobody" at the club, and would be better appreciated elsewhere.
While it is current unknown what has upset the Midfielder, he has said “I will give an interview after the World Cup to explain.”
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