Yaya Toure has issued Manchester City with an ultimatum: Give me a new contract next week or I ...
Yaya Toure has issued Manchester City with an ultimatum: Give me a new contract next week or I walk this summer.
In a stunning Sunsport interview Toure's agent Dimitry Seluk insisted the Ivory Coast superstar wants to Stay. But unless City swiftly offer him a new three-year deal he will go.
Seluk said: "In the next week we must find a solution about whether Yaya will prolong his contract with City or he will go to another club.
"But if he leaves City it will surely not be for another English club."
Toure has one more year left on his current £220,000-a-week deal and left it up to City’s board and the fans to decide whether they want to keep him or not.
Seluk said: “Supporters love Yaya and he loves them.
“He does not want to play against City with another English club. How can he go to another English team and forget the love City fans have showed him?
“Some people say he came only for money. But when he came City were only sixth or seventh and had never made it into the Champions League.
“With Yaya the team started winning. Yaya won every trophy in England but not the Champions League. I hope the draw on Friday is good and they can go to the semi-finals.”
Toure believes he’s given so much to City that he deserves better than to wait until the summer to find out his fate when Pep Guardiola comes in as boss.
Seluk added: “We rejected a huge offer from a Chinese club, the same that bought Ramires, for much more money than Ramires.
"We don’t want to go there. And we will never go to China. Yaya does not think about money. Yaya thinks about football.
“He wants to finish at the highest level. The offer from China was more than double what he earns at City. If he liked money more than football he would immediately go to China.