Yaya Toure could leave Manchester City when Pep Guardiola arrives, claims agent

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Following confirmation that Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola will take over at Manchester City this summer, it appears his arrival could spell the departure of a star at the Etihad.

According to his agent, Dimitri Seluk, Yaya Toure could leave when the Spaniard succeeds Manuel Pellegrini as manager.

Seluk reportedly told The Sun: "I think Yaya will leave the club. But before leaving I hope he will win again the Premier League and all the cups.


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"It’s not a question of whether Pep likes him or not. It’s life, you know.

"Pep can call Yaya and speak to him to let him know ‘I’m with you’ or ‘I am not with you’."

Toure played under Guardiola at Barcelona from 2008 to 2010, though their pair shared a troubled relationship, eventually resulting in the Ivorian completing a £25 million move to Manchester.

Since then, the 32-year-old has played over 250 games for City, finding the net 70 times in the process and helping the club to the Premier League title twice.

However, there's little doubt Toure is on the wane as he gets older. The midfielder continues to score goals and prove a dominant force in the centre of the park, but he's visibly not the dynamic, hard-working powerhouse of old.

A move abroad looks increasingly likely as a result, with rumours rife he could be offered a staggering £30 million-per-year move to China.

Offloading Toure is unlikely to be a favourable move for City, but if it means offering some of his current £240,000-per-week wages to a younger and more agile midfielder, then his departure might just benefit the Premier League outfit and Guardiola.

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