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Juventus offered Manchester City’s Yaya Toure

April 12, 2016 - 4:25 pm

Juventus have reportedly been offered Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure for the 2016/17 season.

Toure is out of contract at the end of next season and his departure from Man City was all but announced by his agent.

Dimitri Seluk didn’t mince his words when speaking to The Sunday Mirror,  insisting the player will be leaving the club this summer.

“I will not let Yaya waste a year at City,” Seluk said. “I will not let City keep him because, in one more year, his chances of joining another big club will be smaller.

“I will go to FIFA. I will write to them and tell them that we will buy Yaya out of his contract.

“We can do this. It is an option. This is not a threat. I promise you that Yaya will leave City this summer one way or another if they don’t offer him a new contract.”

Inter Milan were heavily linked to the Ivorian but transfer journalist Gianluca Di Marzio is now reporting that Toure has been offered to Juventus.

Given Yaya’s ridiculous salary and his tendency to throw a hissy fit if he doesn’t get a birthday cake, it’s not entirely clear how he’d fit in at Juventus.

 

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    Moderator April 12, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    Another day, another rumour, although given the source, it sounds a little more reputable, albeit fantastical.

    A player on his salary? With his primadonna like ways? At a club like Juve?
    Surely this is little more than his agent trying to sound out Pep’s intentions for the next season?

    On his day, uncle Yaya can be a beast of a midfielder, able to dictate the play, score goals, break up attacks,,,,,but it all seems to be on his terms.

    Not a fan and i’d sooner keep Simone Padoin then allow this kind of player through the door at Juve.

    Worth posting the story, simply to get some feedback which i would wager is largely along the same lines as my own – thanks but no thanks

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    Moderator April 12, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    yes, yes and yes ! Exactly my feelings – Not the man for us by any stretch of the imagination. I’m surprised he lasted this long at City

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    BelgianJuventino April 13, 2016 at 10:54 am

    Err, no thanks, send him over to Inter instead, he will fit in nicely there

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    DutchJuventus April 13, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    He was pissed off at the entire African continent because Aubameyang won the price for best African player of the year. Which Toure won many consecutive years before this year. He is a beast of a player, does amazing things and can be very useful for a team, i can enjoy watching him play, but like its said below, he is too much trouble and too old.