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Yaya Toure hints at summer exit

The agent of Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has said in no uncertain terms that his client is going to leave Eastlands unless he is handed a new contract in the next few days.

Toure, 29, has been absolutely brilliant ever since he joined the Citizens from Barcelona, and his representatives opened talks over a new and improved contract some six months ago.

However, with the contract talks still at a standstill, Toure’s agent Dimitri Seluk has given an ultimatum to City chiefs.

“If he signs a contract in the next three or four days, OK. If not, we will not wait any longer and will start negotiations with different clubs,” Seluk was quoted as saying in The Sun.

“Today is Tuesday, so it means by Saturday. We will say ‘Thank you. OK, Yaya will leave in May‘.

“I do not feel he will stay at City. This is not about money. He wants to leave because of many reasons.

“He is one of the best players at Manchester City but does not feel the respect of the staff. Only Roberto Mancini respects Yaya.”

Toure has a contract until June 2015 worth £220,000 per week, but it looks as though he could be leaving the club as early as this summer.

The Ivorian has been playing at a very high level since arriving at the club in a €30 million deal from Barcelona, and has scored a total of 17 goals in 91 Premier League matches for the Citizens.

Wed 20 March, 2013
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