Barca man wants out!
It seems that speculation surrounding Yaya Toure is reaching fever pitch with the player coming out and stating his displeasure at not getting regular first team football despite being reassured in the summer that he would do. His agent has come out and essentially issued a come and get me plea on his behalf and today’s press suggest that Arsenal and Man United are the most likely sides to attract the Ivorian into making a move from the Nou Camp.
One side less likely to have a chance of snapping up the defensive midfielder is Man City, who were ruled out of contention by Yaya’a representative who suggested that ‘much bigger clubs’ were considering a move for his client.
The 26 year old has had something of a journeyman career thus far, having plied his trade in Belgium, Ukraine, Greece, France and now with the Catalan giants and it appears he may be about to move on yet again. Pepe Guardiola appears to be attempting to blood his younger players this term and Sergio Busquets regularly finds himself ahead of Toure and the longer this continues the more likely a move will become.
Some suggest that a move could even be an option in the January transfer window but obviously having represented Barcelona in the Champions League he would become less of an incentive to sign urgently.
Arsenal could do with an experienced midfielder to play alongside Cesc Fabregas, giving him time and space on the ball. Alex Song and Denilson have done wonderfully well when called upon but Yaya is the real deal and is clearly a player that Arsene Wenger admires so a move for Kolo’s younger brother is a distinct possibility.