Yaya Toure issues apology over Manchester City ‘misunderstandings’

Mark Scott
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Yaya Toure has extended the olive branch to manager Pep Guardiola after issuing a public apology on his official website.

Toure has been frozen out of the Manchester City squad after being in the middle of an ugly spat between his boss and his agent Dimitri Seluk.

Seluk recently revealed that Toure had asked him to “make peace” with the Spaniard, and now Toure has spoken publicly on what he calls a “difficult period”.

“I wish to apologise – on behalf of myself and those who represent me – to the management team and all those working at the club for the misunderstandings from the past,” read the statement.

“Those statements do not represent my views on the club or the people who work there. I have nothing but respect for Manchester City and only wish the best for the football club.

“I am immensely proud to have played a part in the club’s history and want to help City succeed further. I live to play football and entertain the fans.

“On that note, I would like to thank all of the fans for their messages through this difficult period. This means a great deal to me and my family.”