Towards a final divorce between Yaya Toure and Manchester City? Everything suggests that this assumption is not totally ruled out. Very annoyed a few weeks ago to have been overlooked by his club that did not wish him happy birthday, the citizen midfielder is more angry with his leaders after the death of his younger brother. Yaya Toure has not at all enjoyed negligence displayed by City, which was very dismissive of the tragedy he lived.
“At the end of the season, I wanted to stay four or five days with my brother before flying to prepare the World Cup with Côte d’Ivoire. Except that City did not want to give me a few days (before leaving for the World with the Ivorian selection). I went to celebrate in the wake (end of season) the league title Premier League title) in Abu Dhabi, while my brother was dying in bed,” says Yaya Toure in the columns of France Football.
The Elephant bitterly regret having yielded to pressure from his club.
“Afterwards, I regret having not insisted. For not having made myself respected. However, my leaders knew that I suffered for a few months to see my brother’s health decline. (…) They wanted to make me insensitive, and the worst thing is that I let it go,” writes Yaya Toure in his column.
This could complicate relations between the player and his club. Relationships already strained after the incidents and comments related to the fact that the club did not send Yaya Touré sweet words for his birthday. Even if they tried to make us believe otherwise.