Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure’s future at the Etihad Stadium remains relatively uncertain with the Ivorian unsure whether or not the club will offer him an improved contract. The 33-year-old midfielder is a free agent in July, and as of yet, City have not offered Toure a new contract that would see him extend his seven-year stay.
Toure has bounced back this season following an early season fall-out with manager Pep Guardiola due to outspoken and highly offensive comments made by Yaya’s agent – Dimitri Seluk. The Ukranian agent had suggested that Guardiola was someone who only believed in his own ego and was disrespecting Toure.
Should a deal be not forthcoming, Toure is likely to attract offers from England, the Middle-East and China nonetheless the Ivorian icon remains committed to enhancing his legacy at City and is believed not to be interested in any move even if it would see his weekly wage increase.
Speaking about the matter, Toure stated, “I don’t know about next season. I don’t think about it. I am just about enjoying having my team-mates around.”
“You have guys like Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling who sometimes pass me and say “Ah, uncle is on the phone,” he smiles.
‘When you see my career, it is one year, two years, three years maximum at one club. It is a long time. What the fans give to me, I want to give it back so I will do all I can until the last minute and if I am done, when I am done, I am done. It depends on the board because I don’t have anything to say. I just try to play positive and win trophies for the fans.’
The outcome will likely see City offer Toure an improved deal provided he reduces his weekly wage.
His inspiring form is surely deserving of a new contract.