Yaya Toure’s Manchester City career looks set to come to an end this summer but he might not be leaving the city, with his agent Dimitri Seluk suggesting a move to rivals Manchester United could happen.
Toure is believed to be keen on extending his contract at the Etihad but with his current deal set to expire in three months and no sign of a new offer from City, Seluk has started the process of finding the Ivorian midfielder a new club.
At 33, Toure still has at least a couple more seasons in the tank but he looks set to remain in Europe with his agent dismissing offers from China and MLS as he looks to find the two-time Premier League winner a new home.
“Some clubs have contacted me,” Seluk said. “Now we have three options. I don’t speak about Yaya and China or the MLS. He will play in Europe. I have spoken with clubs in different countries; Italy and Spain.
“We waited until March 15 for what Manchester City will say but until now Manchester City don’t say anything. Before March, we didn’t negotiate with anybody because Yaya does a lot with Manchester City, so we waited. But we cannot wait until the last minute.”
Toure could well stay in the Premier League, with Seluk suggesting a shock move to City’s arch rivals United could still go ahead, while praising Jose Mourinho as a great coach.
“Why not?” Seluk said when asked about a possible move to Old Trafford. “Jose Mourinho is a very good coach. Zlatan Ibrahimovic was together with Yaya in Barcelona.
“I understand this is two clubs who are rivals but for me, this is not a problem from Yaya or from me, this problem will be from Manchester City staff.”
The former Barcelona midfielder has gone on to play 21 games for the Citizens this season, scoring six goals, but was left on the bench as City crashed out of the Champions League in Monaco on Wednesday night.
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