Pep Guardiola is purposely trying to humiliate Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, according to the player’s agent, quoted by the Mirror.
The Mirror report Toure’s agent Dimitri Seluk accusing Guardiola of omitting his client from the Manchester City side for personal reasons: “This is his revenge. And it is personal, not professional.”
Toure has made just one appearance this campaign, and Seluk believes that the City boss is out to humiliate the Ivorian: “I think the plan was to humiliate Yaya – and all the other players who have made history for Manchester City in the last six years.”
Seluk could also be referencing the Joe Hart saga, that saw him axed from the side and subsequently loaned to Torino. There are distinct similarities between the two situations, as both have been cornerstones in City’s success in recent years.
Guardiola has invested a lot of money into revamping the City squad. In the summer he brought in Chilean international Claudio Bravo who has taken Hart’s starting spot, and German midfield maestro Ilkay Gundogan has filled in for Toure.
Both Hart and Toure played starring roles in what was arguably the most successful period of the club’s history. They will doubt remain in the hearts of the City faithful, but with their side leading the Premier League so far this campaign – it is unlikely we will be hearing any complaints.