Yaya Toure’s agent Dimitri Seluk has revealed that Guardiola once called Manchester City a s*** team, whilst also accusing the manager of being money-hungry.
Yaya Toure left Barcelona in 2010 to join Manchester City while Guardiola was in charge of the Spanish side. The Catalan boss had slowly phased the Ivorian out of the Barcelona squad. Toure had spent three years with the Spanish Giants before he completed his £24 million move to England.
Pep has since reunited with Toure after he was announced as the new Manchester City boss. However, the pair’s relationship doesn’t seem to be on the best of terms. Toure has reportedly been told that he is free to leave the club, where he spent the last six years of his career.
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The player’s agent, Dimitri Seluk, has since spoken out about the situation, and even made some harsh allegations against the new City boss.
Seluk said: “When Toure left the club [Barcelona] to come to the City, Guardiola told him he was leaving to a s*** team. Now, Guardiola has come to this s*** team. Guardiola likes money more than football.”
The Spaniard has refused to play Yaya Toure in his squad after the player’s agent mentioned earlier this month that he had ‘humiliated’ his client by not selecting him in City’s European squad.
Pep then demanded an apology from Seluk, but the agent’s latest statement clearly shows his intent is anything else but apologetic.
Seluk replied: “I will not apologise to Guardiola. That’s 100 percent sure.”
Yaya Toure managed to stay in the Manchester City squad throughout the summer transfer window, but it is unlikely that he will get much game-time under Guardiola this season.
Toure’s next opportunity to escape will come in the January transfer window, with Juventus and Inter Milan both believed to be keen on the 33-year-old.