Toure slams ex-boss Guardiola in new interview

Ruben Hill
June 5, 2018

Yaya Toure will be offered to Manchester United, Tottenham, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal for just £1-a-week with his Manchester City contract expiring at the end of the month. It is the second time Toure has been moved on by Guardiola, having left Barcelona while the coach was in charge.

"I want to be the one who breaks the Guardiola myth", the four-time African Footballer of the Year told France Football.

Speaking to Sport 24, Selyuk said: "Yaya has many offers from different countries, where they are ready to pay a lot of money, but we chose to dedicate the next season to Guardiola".

Guardiola sold the Ivory Coast worldwide while at Barcelona, and then had a major fall-out with Toure at the start of the 2017-18 season after leaving him out of City's Champions League squad.

Toure, 35, played his final game for City against Brighton & Hove Albion in May and departed the club as a three-time Premier League victor.

"And I'm sure that many African shamans in the future will not allow Guardiola to win the Champions League".

"He turned all Africa against himself, many African fans turned away from Manchester City".

Selyuk, infamous for claiming City did not mark Toure's birthday, went on to put the boot into Guardiola for the way he replaced Manuel Pellegrini at the Etihad.

"The fact that Guardiola ended Yaya's career in Manchester City is not even a mistake, but a crime".

"He is full of energy and wants to play this season in England".

And Toure, 35, says he was treated unfairly by Guardiola, revealing a suspicion that it was because he is African.

"At a time when big sums are being paid, I officially declare that Yaya is ready to move as a free agent to any English club in the top six with a salary of £1 pound a week". But for certain successes to make a bonus system.

"God sees everything. As a man who acted with Yaya, the legend of the club, which under different pretexts did not give the opportunity to go on the field", he said, as quoted by Manchester Evening News.

'And a top player with leadership qualities could never be a bad addition to a team, especially when he doesn't require payment'.

Guardiola won six league titles as a player at Barcelona and has added a further seven as a manager during spells with the Catalan club, Bayern Munich and City.

I'm not the first, other Barca players asked the question too.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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