Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure will sign a pre-contract with another club in January according to his agent following the Ivorian’s situation at City.
Toure, 33, was left out of Manchester City’s Champions League squad which was announced last week, with his agent Dimitri Seluk coming out and criticizing manager Pep Guardiola over the treatment of his client. Seluk has now come out to declare that Toure will sign a pre-contract with a club outside of England in January and leave on a free transfer next summer when his contract with City has expired.
“Yaya in January can sign a pre-contract agreement with clubs abroad,” Seluk said. “He will have many offers from clubs. China and America of course they want him but we will have a lot of offers from England and Europe.
“He is in very good shape, very good condition, I think he lost seven kilograms.
“Maybe that’s not good enough for Guardiola, but then Zlatan Ibrahimovic wasn’t good enough for him [at Barcelona].”
Seluk also predicts that Guardiola’s way of handling things with Toure will cost City a lot of fans in Africa, and that they will be cheer for rivals Manchester United instead.
“They will lose a lot of millions of supporters from Africa because of this decision from Guardiola,” Seluk said.
“Now they will support Manchester United. A lot of people in Africa say they will never see any more matches of City on TV.”
City takes on United in the Manchester Derby on Saturday at Old Trafford.