Yaya Toure’s agent has confirmed Manchester United and Arsenal are both interested in the midfielder, but believes it would be “impossible” for Manchester City to allow his client a move to a major rival in the Premier League.
Dimitri Seluk told Sky Sports both Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger would like to sign the iconic powerhouse, but Toure has plenty of options on the table as he considers his next destination:
Yaya in January can sign a pre-contract agreement with clubs abroad. 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 [Pep] Guardiola, but then Zlatan Ibrahimovic wasn’t good enough for him (at Barcelona).
Toure is still an exceptional talent in attack, but his style of play no longer suits City’s mandate under Guardiola.
It is not beyond the realms of imagination that Mourinho would want a veteran talent who is such a dangerous operator in the opposition penalty box.
However, the 33-year-old City legend scored only six goals in 28 Premier League starts last term, according to WhoScored.com, as the Sky Blues struggled to win matches with their usual frequency.
Sky Sports’ Kaveh Solhekol commented on Yaya’s predicament at the Etihad Stadium: