Yaya Toure’s agent Dimitri Seluk has claimed Pep Guardiola has a personal vendetta his client and the Manchester City midfielder.
Toure, 33, has helped City win two Premier League titles since joining from Barcelona in 2010, but has only made one appearance for the club since Guardiola’s appointment in the summer.
In quotes reported by outlets, Seluk says he has tried contacting Guardiola and City director of football Txiki Begiristain in an attempt to resolve their differences without success. “When Yaya was left out of the Champions League squad, I called Pep,” Seluk said. “I wanted to ask him his reasons, but he didn’t call me back. I also tried to call Txiki — but he didn’t call me back either. So I don’t think the club can criticise me for doing an interview in the newspaper when they wouldn’t even talk to me.”
Seluk wondering why the manager should leave player like Yaya Toure on the bench.