Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has been linked with an exit from the Etihad Stadium after the club’s disappointing season, and the player’s agent has confirmed that he is almost certain to leave.
Toure’s agent Dimitri Seluk told Sky Sports News presenter Amy Lewis that he is 90% certain that his client will be playing elsewhere in the 2015-16 season.
Dimitri Seluk – Yaya Toure’s agent – has told me it’s “90% certain he’ll leave Manchester City this summer”. @SkySportsNewsHQ
— Amy Lewis (@SkySportsAmy) May 7, 2015
The 31-year-old is, according to the Metro, close to finalising a deal with Italian giants Inter Milan – which would mean a reunion with former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini.
The British tabloid report that Toure has accepted a four-year deal – worth a staggering £3.7m per season.
The midfield powerhouse has been a crucial player in the Citizen’s recent dominance in England over the past few seasons, as they have lifted the Premier League trophy twice – in the 2011-12 season and the 2013-14 season – with the Ivory Coast international at the forefront of the team.
However, his impact and performances have dwindled this term, and with Manuel Pellegrini’s side set to finish the season trophy-less, the City hierarchy are seemingly willing to offload Toure, as they look to make serious changes to the squad ahead of the 2015-16 campaign.