Etihad Stadium star hopes to see out career at Premier League side.
Despite ongoing rumblings of discontent it appears Man City midfielder Yaya Toure has no intention of leaving the Etihad Stadium according to the player’s agent.
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Goal.com reports on comments made by Dimitri Seluk, the 31 year old’s representative, with regards to the Ivory Coast international’s future at the Premier League side.
“Yaya loves Manchester City and, despite what is sometimes said, he is happy at the club,”
“In fact, he would like to stay for life. He would love nothing better than to finish his playing career with City and then work for the club after that.
“That’s why I want City to give Yaya a new contract, to show him that they want him to be part of the future. It is not about money. It is about keeping Yaya at the club until his playing days are over and showing the club’s best player that he is respected and loved.” Seluk added.
The former Barcelona man signed a four year deal back in April 2013 and as such one wonders why, apart from financial recompense, Seluk would be pushing for a new contract.
Seluk went on to allude to Toure remaining at City once his playing career comes to an end.
“When he stops playing, then Yaya could have an executive role, perhaps as sporting director. Think about it. He has played in Belgium, Ukraine, Greece, France, Spain and England.”
Manuel Pellegrini’s side struggled for form when Toure was away on international duty with Ivory Coast in January and February, helping Ivory Coast to an African Nations Cup triumph, but on his return Man City thumped Newcastle United 5-0 on Saturday.
Toure has been undoubted success since his £24m move back in the summer of 2010, helping Man City to two Premier League titles as well as FA and League Cup honours, scoring 61 goals in 209 appearances for the club.
City sit five points behind Chelsea in the Premier League table and face Barcelona in a Champions League second round clash, the first leg of which taking place on Tuesday night.