Yaya Toure's agent in bizarre dig at Guardiola over player's weight loss

The 33-year-old midfielder will play no part in European competition this year, and his representative believes his exit from the Etihad Stadium could be imminent

Yaya Toure’s agent has once again hit out at Pep Guardiola for leaving the Ivorian out of Manchester City’s Champions League squad, and suggested his client would be looking for a new club in January. 

The veteran midfielder was not included among the players eligible to feature in the European competition this season, a move Dimitri Seluk described as “humiliating” on Sunday. 

But the player’s representative has now gone one further by suggesting Yaya will be talking to other clubs in January, and bizarrely claimed that Guardiola does not appreciate the midfielder’s weight loss.

“Yaya in January can sign a pre-contract agreement with clubs abroad,” he told the Daily Mail.

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“He will have many offers from clubs. China and America of course they want him but we will have a lot of offers from England and Europe. He is in very good shape, very good condition, I think he lost seven kilograms. 

“Maybe that’s not good enough for Guardiola, but then Zlatan Ibrahimovic wasn’t good enough for him. 

“In January we will see. It is three months to wait – no problem. Yaya is a very professional guy.” 

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