Yaya Toure 'humiliated' by omission from Pep Guardiola's Champions League squad

The Ivory Coast midfielder's agent was very candid on how his client has been treated

BY Robbie Dunne 12:19 Sunday 4 September 2016, 12:19 4 Sep 2016

Yaya Toure's agent says his client has been left humiliated by Pep Guardiola.

Pep Guardiola named his Champions League squad during the week and the 33-year-old, who had been central to Manchester City's rise to prominence in the last five seasons, was the surprise omission from the squad.

Toure has not featured in any of City's opening three Premier League games and appears to be out of Guardiola's plan for the coming season but he remained after transfer deadline day and is still a part of the squad.

"If he wins the Champions League for City this season then I will travel to England and I will say on television that Pep Guardiola is the best manager in the world," said Toure's agent speaking to Mirror Sport.

“But if City don’t win the Champions League then I hope that Pep has got the balls to say that he was wrong to humiliate a great player like Yaya.

“This is Pep’s decision and we must respect it," he continued.

“Yaya is a professional and so he will do everything he is asked to do.

“Perhaps Pep will think he is good enough to play in the final 10 minutes of a League Cup game against a third division team – and, yes, I am joking.

“But what I can tell you is that Yaya will spend the season at City. He will not be leaving in January. He hopes that he will get the chance to prove himself.”

Toure's contract expires in 2017 and will then be allowed to leave City on a free transfer.


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