Yaya Toure ready to leave Manchester City and sign for PSG
The Man City midfielder continues charm offensive towards Paris Saint-Germain ahead of the World Cup
May 27th, 2014
Yaya Toure hit the headlines last week when the Ivory Coast international felt that the Manchester City owners hadn’t marked his 31st birthday during the Premier League title celebrations.
It’s starting to feel more like an excuse from Toure to angle for a move away from the Etihad Stadium, especially when you look at the comments made by the midfielder to France Football magazine where he claims it would be an “honour” to play for Paris Saint-Germain.
Ignoring the fact that PSG have only become a significant European club since they received a hefty investment from the Qatar Investment Authority, it appears that Toure is keen to sign for the French champions and receive an even more enormous salary with a club who are prepared to spend £40 million on David Luiz.
“Given the goals of Paris, how could you not be interested in a club like that?” Touré told France Football. “PSG have become one of the strongest teams in Europe. It would be a honour to one day play for a club like that. If I can be of service [then good].
“Given the magnificent season Manchester City have had, everyone talks about me and everything is open. My agent, Dimitry [Seluk], is hanging on the telephone and he knows what he has to do, I have complete confidence in him. Nobody knows what can happen tomorrow, my attention is on the World Cup and we will see afterwards.”
Toure currently has a five-year deal with City which comes to an end in the summer of 2015, with the club likely to make every effort to keep arguably their best player at the club.