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Yaya Toure's agent speaks out about Pep Guardiola

"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," says Dimitri Seluk.

Yaya Toure's agent speaks out about Pep Guardiola
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The decision to leave out Yaya Toure from Manchester City's Champions League squad has enraged the player's agent, Dimitri Seluk, who spoke to the English media outlet The Daily Mirror about his feelings.

"I hope he has the balls"

"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," stated Seluk. "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."

The agent then continued by saying that it is correct for the manager of a club to have the final say in these matters.

"This is Pep's decision and we must respect it. Yaya is a professional and so he will do everything he is asked to do," before adding, "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".

Yaya Toure was a key part of the title winning Manchester City side.

Yaya Toure was a key part of the title winning Manchester City side.

Another opportunity

There has been a lot of speculation about the Ivorian's future in Manchester since the announcement of Guardiola's appointment but with the transfer window now closed until January the midfielder is Cityzen for the time being, and according to Seluk beyond the next window. 

"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."

Manchester City squad

Goalkeepers: Claudio Bravo (CHI), Willy Caballero (ARG).

Defenders: Bacary Sagna (FRA), Vincent Kompany (BEL), Pablo Zabaleta (ARG), Aleksandar Kolarov (SRB), Gael Clichy (FRA), John Stones, Nicolas Otamendi (ARG).

Midfielders: Fernando Reges (BRA), Raheem Sterling, Ilkay Gündogan (ALE), Jesus Navas (ESP), Kevin De Bruyne (BEL), Fabian Delph, Leroy Sané (ALE), David Silva (ESP), Fernandinho (BRA).

Forwards: Nolito (ESP), Sergio Agüero (ARG), Kelechi Iheanacho (NGA).