The Latest on a Possible Yaya Toure Transfer
Kolo Toure believes his brother, Yaya Toure, should consider leaving Manchester City for Marseille, while Juventus starlet Moise Kean has reportedly agreed to a three-year deal with the Bianconeri.
Speaking to RMC Sport (h/t Manchester Evening News’ Anthony Jepson), the older Toure brother weighed in on the ongoing transfer saga surrounding Yaya, saying a move to the Ligue 1 should be an option:
Yes, why not? He still has talent and some things to prove. It’s certain that it’s difficult at City right now. We have all been through that. You’re at the top at one moment, and then you go back down. You have to understand that you need a change of scenery, go to a place where people want you.
I haven’t spoken about it with him. He’s still at City, I respect that. But OM [Olympique de Marseille] is a super club and he knows the French league well.
Toure has yet to play a single minute of Premier League football since Pep Guardiola became the new City manager, and all signs point towards a January departure. Guardiola already sold Toure once while the two worked together at Barcelona, and history is likely to repeat itself.
The 33-year-old is one of City’s most important players in club history and a fan favourite, but his situation at the Etihad Stadium has turned sour in a hurry. On top of his lack of minutes, his agent, Dimitri Seluk, has waged an open war of words against Guardiola, per Simon Mullock of the Daily Mirror, and it hasn’t helped matters one bit.
His lack of playing time didn’t stop some BBC analysts and pundits from nominating him for the African Footballer of the Year award, however, a decision Ed Dove of Reuters questioned: