According to The Times, the Ivorian could be sold if the right amount of money is offered for his services. Yaya Toure has been one of the lynch pins in Manchester City ever since he was purchased from Catalan giants Barcelona.
The Ivorian, had appeared for Manchester City a staggering 185 times, while scoring a massive 51 goals in the process. Yaya Toure primarily plays as a box to box midfielder, but adjusts as more attacking stance as the game progresses. His key strengths are undoubtedly his passing range, vision and physical ability.
He is known for his pace, stamina, and physical presence, which is often combined with long bursting runs from midfield, and he has been referred to as a “human train” and a “colossus” by various pundits
He is also capable of scoring goals due to his powerful striking ability from distance, and his heading ability, as well as his recently developed adeptness at scoring from set-pieces and penalties
Although the Ivorian, has been a major force in Manchester City, his form has dipped recently. Toure, failed to capitalize on a 10 men Manchester United, in the recent Manchester derby. Also, his performances in the highly coveted Champions League have not been upto mark, as Manchester City now reel at the bottom of their group.
Yaya Toure was sent off against CSKA Moscow, in a match which penultimately resulted in a home defeat for Manchester City.
Even then, life beyond Yaya Toure could be difficult for the Manuel Pelligirni side, as both Fernando and Fernandinho are mere shadows and helping hands to the ‘imposing’ Toure.
If Yaya Toure leaves Manchester City, come the Summer transfer window, then Manchester City would be looking to spend decent cash to occupy a midfield with his style of play.
Among rumors emerging, Paul Pogba and Ross Barkley’s name stands out, but Pogba singed a recent contract extension with Juventus, while Ross Barkley might be too young to take on the mantle vacated by Toure.
Whatever the case, life beyond Yaya Toure seems horrifying and could take a toll on City’s next season, if a ‘good’ replacement is not signed by the ‘other side’ of Manchester.
Suffering a mid week heartbreak with Yaya Toure in the thick of it, Manchester City face a lowly Queens Park Rangers, in a fixture away from home.