Yaya Toure the African footballer of the year is undeniably very important for the English premiership club Manchester City. However, some of his recent statements suggest that he is open for any thing at the end of the season. Though his living the club is not very certain, but as he put it, he is open to “new challenges.”
“Since I started playing football, I had a dream as a little boy. Today, I am living the dream of thousands of little boys. I represent my continent, Africa, and that has no price. No amount of wages will make me stay at a club if I feel that I no longer belong there or if no challenge exists for me,” he told Foot Mercato.
“It would be unjust on my part. There comes a moment where numbers don’t stop us, it goes beyond that, even if the English press seem more interested in the numbers than the sport itself. For the future, I don’t know more than you do, because I will always go where I am offered new challenges. That is in my nature.”
PSG are potential suitors, with Touré stating that “you never close the door to a big club” in an interview with a French radio station last year.
“In the past I have given my opinion on PSG, which went on to inspire a lot of your journalist colleagues,” he said. “PSG is a great club who, I think, is not finished growing and also a big club where any great player can find a place for themselves and make a contribution.”
Touré’s Ivory Coast team-mate, Serge Aurier – who moved to PSG from Toulouse last year – also revealed that he has spoken to him about the club. “We talked a little bit,” the right-back said. “No one can refuse Paris. He is tempted by Paris, but I don’t do the negotiations.