Man City defender prices himself out of Middle-East move.
Kolo Toure’s demand for an £8million contract has put his move to Saudi Arabian club Al Hilal in doubt.
The Manchester City defender is asking for too much – even for a club as wealthy as Al Hilal.
Toure wants £50,000 a week – tax-free – for the next three seasons, with some of the money being paid up front.
The 31-year-old Ivorian – banned in 2011 for failing a drugs test – is also asking for a rent-free apartment and two cars.
On top of that, the former Arsenal star is looking for guaranteed business-class flights, plus the captaincy of Al Hilal before he would consider leaving the Premier League.
There is a further agent’s fee of around £800,000 to be paid in advance – making the package a stretch even for the oil-rich club.
SOURCE: Daily Mirror
You know you have crossed the line when a mega-rich club like Al Hilal can’t accommodate your requests. Perhaps his time at Man City has made Kolo Toure a little greedy. The 31 year old has found himself out of the first team picture following the emergence of Vincent Kompany and Joleon Lescott as a top rate central defensive unit.
Of course it was Toure himself who allowed such a pairing to get acquainted as he was ruled out of first team action for six months following his failed drugs test.
Roberto Mancini may well be willing to allow the Ivory Coast international to leave this summer but the former Arsenal man may want to lower his expectations or risk not being able to land a deal at a new club, unless of course he is happy to sit on the Etihad Stadium bench and collect his undoubtedly obscene wage packet.
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