Yaya Toure’s agent Dimitri Seluk has suggested that his client could end up at Manchester United after the former Manchester City midfielder left the club this summer. Toure has been in the news already this week, having claimed that former manager Pep Guardiola has a problem with African players, and Seluk’s comments in a recent report suggest that the Ivory Coast international would have no problem making the short trip from Eastlands to Old Trafford should the opportunity arise.
“Yaya has received many offers from different countries, big money offers, but we have decided to devote the next season to Guardiola,” Seluk is clamied to have told sport24 in quotes carried by Metro. ‘To proving to the Manchester City fans that Yaya is not finished with football. He is full of strength and energy and wants to play in England this season. ‘At a time when English clubs are spending huge sums of money on players, I officially declare that Yaya is ready to move to any top-six English club as a free agent with a salary of £1 per week. As long as a success-based bonus system is in place.”
‘I think a player like Yaya would be good for a club like Arsenal, Chelsea, Man Utd, Tottenham or Liverpool. Yaya is a winner. ‘And a top player with leadership qualities could never be a bad addition to a team, especially when he doesn’t require payment.”
It certainly wouldn’t be beyond Jose Mourinho to suggest such a sensational swoop, even though at 35, Toure is clearly past his prime. The Portuguese would certainly love the chance to take the former City man and offer him a platform to perform and prove his old adversary wrong, but whether United’s higher-ups would go for that given the wages involved and the player’s age is another story.