Yaya Toure’s agent Dimitri Seluk has continued his war of words with Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola claiming that the former Barcelona boss called Manchester City a ‘sh*t team’ when Toure was leaving Barcelona for City in 2010.
The Ivory Coast midfielder was edged out of the Barcelona first team when Pep took over the Catalonian giants in 2008, preferring Spanish midfielder Sergio Busquets instead, and now Seluk is claiming that Pep told Yaya that he was leaving Barca for a ‘sh*t team’ like Manchester City when the midfielder was seeking a move away from the Nou Camp in 2010.
“When Toure left the club to come to the City, Guardiola told him he was leaving to a s— team,” Seluk told Barcelona radio station Cadena SER.
“Now, Guardiola has come to this s— team. Guardiola likes money more than football.
“The truth is that Guardiola protects the players who have agents he is friends with.
“Guardiola is the one who has come to Toure’s team and is not Toure who has come to Guardiola’s team.”
Seluk’s latest claim continues a public feud with Guardiola after the Spanish manager left Toure out of his Champions League squad for the tournament’s group stages.
Seluk claimed that Guardiola was ‘humiliating a great player’ like Yaya Toure by leaving him out of the squad which prompted the City manager to refuse to play the 33-year-old in any competition until Seluk issued an apology for his comments.
Seluk has instead opted to escalate matters by alleging previously unknown comments to the public. A ploy which is unlikely to improve Toure’s playing chances with City this season.