Manchester City are hoping to keep Yaya Toure beyond the end of his playing career…
Yaya Toure is set to be offered a new deal to keep him at Manchester City beyond the end of his playing career. The Ivorian midfielder will reportedly be offered an ambassadorial role to keep him at the Etihad Stadium for many years to come.
The 31-year-old’s current deal expires in 2017, and the source suggests that he could continue to play beyond then. But in addition, the City hierarchy want to keep the player at the club for many years to come.
Toure’s agent Dimitri Seluk, who was quoted by the Daily Mirror, said: “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. When he stops playing, then Yaya could have an executive role, perhaps as sporting director.”