It had been a while since we last heard from Yaya Touré’s agent. After all the controversy with Pep Guardiola at the start of the season, things quietened around the player. But now it’s time to start making moves for the summer.
Dimitri Seluk has given an interview to Italian outlet Tutto Mercato Web, where he teased in which he hinted about transfers.
Starting with the Serie A, the agent said: “Italy is a beautiful country that the guy really likes. It’s a good place to live and the Serie A league is of a high standard. For the moment there is nothing concrete or something that has already begun with some clubs in particular, but we are open to everything, ready to listen to any kind of offers, and then we will do our assessments.”
Asked if there’s a possibility an Italian club could sign Touré in the next few weeks, Seluk kept the same line: “We’ll see. Yaya is a player that costs so much that not all clubs can afford. Only the great teams would have enough arguments to have him, both technically and economically.”
The representative also left the possibility of a renewal with Manchester City open, although that would be difficult: “Nothing in football is impossible, but I say that he will soon be a free player. I’m free to choose a new team.”
“There are so many offers to be evaluated on our table. We are considering everything and we will soon make a decision.”
Seluk was also asked if Toure has any priorities, but the intention was really to avoid saying something specific: “The European leagues are all important, but we don’t have any preferences and there is no pole position at all at the moment, and not all clubs could afford Yaya, as explained above. In the Bundesliga, for example, Bayern Munich would be a club suited to his level.”
Finally, Tutto Mercato Web questioned if a move to China or MLS are ruled out by the player: “We do not consider these offers, absolutely. Yaya will continue to play in Europe at very high levels. He wants to win much more, both in the league and in the Champions League.”