Yaya Toure is prepared to join one of Man City’s Premier League rivals for “£1 per week”, according to his agent.
Toure, 35, is a free agent after being released at the end of the season at The Etihad and today the Ivory Coast midfielder claimed Pep Guardiola has “problems with Africans”.
Toure barely featured under Guardiola, who allowed him to leave Barca back in 2010, and he was handed only one start across the whole league campaign as City won 100 points and scored 106 goals.
“Right now Yaya has a lot of offers from different countries, huge offers are being made, but we decided to dedicate the next season to Guardiola and show and prove to Man City fans that Yaya is still far from retiring,” agent Dimitry Seluk told Russian website Sport24.
“He’s full of energy and willing to play the next season in England. In the time when huge amounts of money are spent on footballers in England, I officially declare that Yaya is ready to move to any of the Premier League top-six clubs as a free agent and play for just £1 per week, with possible bonuses in case of certain achievements.
“I reckon a player such as Yaya wouldn’t be bad for any club, be it Arsenal, Chelsea, Man United, Tottenham or Liverpool. He’s a winner.”
Seluk and Guardiola have fallen out before after he was frozen out of the City squad in Guardiola’s first season at City.
Seluk claimed Toure had been “humiliated” and the player later apologised for comments his representative made.
“Yaya has always played with a 42 number on his back. That’s the number we chose, as the age when he’ll end up with football,” added Seluk. “I’m sure he’s still strong enough to play three or four years at the highest level.”