In a dramatic turn of events, Yaya Touré has apologised to Manchester City and Pep Guardiola.
Pep Guardiola has been insistent this year that Yaya Touré will only play for Manchester City again once he receives an apology from the Ivorian’s entourage – and now the midfielder has issued an apology on Facebook.
Yaya Touré’s full statement can be found below:
“I wish to apologise – on behalf of myself and those who represent me – to the management team and all those working at the club for the misunderstandings from the past.
“Those statements do not represent my views on the club or the people who work there.
“I have nothing but respect for Manchester City and only wish the best for the football club.
“I am immensely proud to have played a part in the club’s history and want to help City succeed further. I live to play football and entertain the fans.
“On that note, I would like to thank all of the fans for their messages through this difficult period. This means a great deal to me and my family.”