City ready to cut losses on underperforming star.
Manchester City are reportedly ready to let long-serving star player Yaya Toure leave the club at the end of the season after his recent dip in form, according to the Times.
The Ivory Coast international has not hit the stunning heights of last season yet so far this term, with many critics feeling he may now be past his best and unhappy with life at the Etihad Stadium.
Toure scored a superb 24 goals from midfield last season to help Manuel Pellegrini’s side to glory in the Premier League and Capital One Cup, but he has only found the back of the net once so far this campaign and has looked subdued in his displays.
It is now thought that City are ready to let him go and bring in a long-term replacement in the middle of the park, with two of Europe’s outstanding youngsters being linked with moves to the club.
First on the Premier League champions’ radar is Juventus’ exciting French starlet Paul Pogba, 21, who has been superb in Serie A since he left Manchester United earlier in his career.
The other option is thought to be Everton’s highly-promising England international Ross Barkley, who has been linked with several top clubs before.