Toure slams the Premier League champions.
The future of midfielder Yaya Toure at Manchester City is in doubt once more, as the 31-year-old claims the club refused him time off to spend with his dying brother.
Ibrahim Toure – the younger sibling of Yaya and Liverpool defender Kolo – died on Thursday after suffering with cancer and the Citizens star claims the Premier League champions would not allow him to leave Abu Dhabi to visit his sick brother.
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A rift between the 31-year-old and City broke a few weeks ago after it was reported that Toure was annoyed with the club after they had forgotten his birthday.
The Ivory Coast international was widely mocked for being so juvenile, but if these claims from the midfield ace are revealed to be true then it seems the actions of the English side were a lot more sinister.
As a result of these recent fall-outs the future of Toure at the Etihad Stadium has understandably been cast into doubt, despite helping them to a second league title in three years last term, scoring 20 goals along the way.
Currently the African is with his country at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, after both Yaya and Kolo decided not to pull out of the squad after the death of Ibrahim.
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