Earlier this week, Seluk claimed that City will lose many of their ‘millions’ of supporters in Africa when Yaya leaves the club, and intimated that the 33-year-old could sign a pre-contract with a top European club in January. He has even hinted at Manchester United and Arsenal interest to stir the pot.
But despite the inflammatory remarks from his Ukrainian agent, Touré wants to prove himself to Pep Guardiola and win a new contract, the Mail reports. Despite being left out of City’s Champions League squad, the midfield talisman has not given up hope of salvaging his City career, which seems to be in its final chapter.
Touré has ‘vowed’ to do everything in his powers to win over Pep and earn a new deal, with his current contract expiring next summer. Even at the age of 33, Yaya Touré would attract huge interest around the world as a free agent next summer.
Yaya has been one of, if not the most important contributor to a whole new era of success for Manchester City, scoring some of the most important goals in club history. However, he has never been much of a ‘runner’ and Guardiola demands high intensity and work rate from all of his players.
Can the Ivorian conform to Pep’s demands and extend a remarkable six-year stint at the Etihad? He is determined to give it a go, if this report is to be believed.