PARIS: Yaya Toure will leave Manchester City this summer, according to his agent, and has ‘various offers’ on the table.
The midfielder will miss City’s Champions League quarter-final away to Paris Saint-Germain through a knee injury which may offer him the time he needs, according to Dimitri Seluk, to start assessing his end-of-season options.
The 32-year-old Ivory Coast international joined City from Barcelona for £24m in July 2010, where he was sold by incoming City manager Pep Guardiola. He has one year remaining on his contract.
Selcuk, who has played a controversial and sometimes unsettling role as far as City are concerned, said: “We have waited too long. City promised a deal but nothing has materialised so Yaya will leave in June.
“Yaya is disappointed of course. But he is a professional and he remains under contract so he will continue to do his best for City.”
One option for Toure is Internazionale, coached by former City boss Roberto Mancini, and Seluk said in an interview with FC Inter News that wages will not be the deciding factor in where he moves.
He added: “Various offers have arrived for Yaya and we’re evaluating them but no decision has been taken yet for next season.
“We don’t put money before everything, but the project the club presents us. The best will convince us.
” We’re definitely talking about a great club and everyone knows about the relationship between Yaya and Mancini, but like I’ve already said, we haven’t made any decision yet.
“But I’ll add that the Nerazzurri’s project is great and Inter is a fantastic club. So it’s normal that they want a player of this level.”