Agent of Etihad Stadium stalwart Yaya Toure claims that he wants to leave Manchester City after they forgot his birthday.
Manchester City have received a huge blow with news that star midfielder Yaya Toure wants to leave Etihad Stadium.
The Cote d’Ivoire international was in brilliant form for his club this past season, scoring 20 goals and providing nine assists in his 35 Premier League appearances, and dominating games with indomitable runs through the centre of the pitch and superb distribution.
Last Tuesday 13th May, Toure turned 31 years of age, but it would appear that Manchester City staff forgot their player’s birthday, organising a club bash at the St Regis hotel on Saadiyat Island, but without making it in honour of the Ivorian – which has greatly offended him according to his agent Dimitri Seluk.
“Yaya gives everything to his club and is probably the best player in the team — and the club do not protect him anywhere,” said Seluk to the Sun.
“What happened at his birthday meant the club don’t care about him. It was proof.
“They can say whatever they want, ‘Oh we like him but we forgot’.
“Forgot? About Yaya? The player who helped you to be two-times Premier League champions?
“The guy who helped you win the FA Cup and the League Cup?
“His birthday can be on a normal day and, in a normal team, his team-mates and club would at least give him good wishes.
“But when you win the title on May 11, a day later you go to Abu Dhabi and on May 13 you have a big party to celebrate the title and nobody comes to Yaya to say, ‘Happy birthday’, what more do you want?
“They can say everything with words. But what we see in action is nothing. It’s proof they don’t care about him.”
Toure was signed by Man City in summer 2010 from FC Barcelona, and has since won two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and the Capital One Cup.
However, his agent claims that he is now so disillusioned at Man City that an exit appears his only solution.
“Yaya is so upset he’s thinking of leaving City,” Seluk continued to the Sun.
“There are a number of things that have happened that have left Yaya feeling bitterly upset. He must concentrate on the World Cup now.
“But City have treated him with disrespect and have really hurt him.”
Manchester City remain in a position of power though, with Toure having only signed a new contract last year until 2017.