Midfielder claims rivals pulled off three of the five best deals of the summer.
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has paid tribute to league rivals Manchester United and Liverpool by claiming that they are responsible for three of the five best transfer deals this summer, the Daily Star reports.
United smashed the British transfer record with a £60m move for Angel Di Maria while Radamel Falcao followed him in on loan.
Those moves caught Toure’s eye as particularly impressive – as did Liverpool’s swoop for former City striker Mario Balotelli.
Real Madrid’s move for James Rodriguez and Alvaro Negredo’s loan switch to Valencia completed his top five.
He said: “I think definitely Di Maria and Rodriguez.
“Rodriguez was a fantastic one, and as well United with the move for Falcao, he is a great striker, unbelievable.
“[Negredo] has had injury problems but he has been brilliant for us this last year and I think he will be a great move.
“We will be sad to see him go because he was one of our top strikers in the last year.
“Of course he had a couple of events and he needed to go back to his country, but I think we are going to miss him a lot.
“And the fifth one, I think, one of my great friends, a good friend, Mario Balotelli, like my brother.
“I hope he is going to do well with Liverpool because he has been involved in a few problems in the past year.
“But I think this year he is coming more mature and he can control all of that.“
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