Romanian agent Dmitri Seluk says that Yaya Toure will fight for his starting spot at Manchester City.
City manager Pep Guardiola left the Ivory Coast national team captain out of their opening Premier League clash against Sunderland.
The 33 year old midfielder is also absent from Guardiola’s Champions League playoff plans against Steaua Bucharest tomorrow night.
In an interview with Sky Sports, Seluk said that Toure is hell-bent on breaking back into City’s first team.
“Pep is the best manager in the world. I just hope he gives Yaya the chance to prove he is still good enough for City,” Seluk told Sky Sports.
“He has not been included against Sunderland or Bucharest but that’s okay. He is fit to play right now.”
Toure has made over 200 appearances for the Sky Blues, winning two Premier League titles (2011–12, 2013–14). He was awarded Manchester City player of the year in 2014, when they won their second title in three years.
‘YAYA GOING NOWHERE’
“Guardiola has to learn all about the players he has available. The performance against Sunderland was far from perfect,” added Seluk.
“This is a very good process for Yaya. It will allow him (to prove) in training and in matches that he is still a wonderful player. But there is no talk of a transfer. Yaya will stay and fight.”
Toure played with Guardiola during his time at F.C Barcelona, where he won two La Liga’s and a Champions League.
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