Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has revealed in a latest interview that he isn’t after money and will leave if he is no longer wanted at the club.
Toure’s performances have been patchy this season which has given rise to rumors that City could offload him for the right fee. In addition to the form, is the question about his age. The Ivorian is 32 years old now and has been found out in games against Manchester United and Liverpool. Manchester City could go for a fresh manager come summer and Jurgen Klopp is someone who has been linked strongly with them.
With the demands of the Premier League, City, who have an average squad age of above 29, could decide to go for younger players who will have more longevity throughout the season compared to their current squad.
If Toure does move, then Inter Milan could be his next destination as former Manchester City manager, Roberto Mancini, is a big admirer of Toure. Mancini had revealed earlier this year that he would love to have someone like Toure at the club and if given the chance, will sign the big Ivorian.
Toure commented on the speculation, “I wona t stay where Ia m not wanted. No amount of wages will make me stay at a club if I feel that I no longer belong there or if no challenge exists for me.”
The former Barcelona star earns A?220,000-a-week and added that he regards Mancini very highly, a Mancini is a mentor for me, he is a special coach. It is no secret that I loved the time when he was boss here, like I love playing for City today.”
It was the Italian who signed Toure from Barcelona and made him into one of the World’s best midfielders. Toure was somewhat in his shell when he was at Barca as the presence of Xavi and Iniesta meant that he was given a more defensive role. However, Mancini gave him the license to go forward more often that made him a key goalscorer from midfield.