Yaya Toure’s agent, Dimitri Seluk, has said that Yaya will leave Premier League champions Manchester City if the Ivorian is not offer a new contract by the end of the week. Yaya has been negotiating a contract with City for the last six months, and has threatened to open negotiations with rival clubs if not offered a new contact by Saturday. The twenty-nine-year-old’s current deal runs until 2015 on £225,000 a week. Seluk has said that Yaya is feeling unappreciated at the club, and if City offer a new deal the midfielder would have the same salary.
‘I do not feel he will stay at City. If he signs a contract in the next four days, OK. If not, we will not wait any longer. We will say, “Thank you. OK, Yaya will leave in May,” Seluk told The Sun.
‘This is not about money. He wants to leave for many reasons. He does not feel the respect of the staff,’ Seluk added
‘It’s a pity City pay big money, but do not understand that human relations mean more than anything. Yaya feels the club do not want him.
‘Yaya is extremely well paid at City and is the first to recognize that. But he is the No 1 in the world in his position and can get the same money elsewhere. He has been ready to sign for six months on the same money.
‘He is the best box-to-box midfielder in the world. He can also play center half, even play center forward.
‘We want to leave the club, because if they really wanted to do good by Yaya they’d have completed the contract a few months ago.’
Yaya is currently away with the Ivory Coast squad for World Cup qualifiers, and will have to be offered a new deal before returning to Manchester for him to stay with last seasons Premier League champions.