Yaya Toure’s agent, Dimitre Seluk has been at odds with Pep Guardiola and this has led to the Ivorian being snubbed at Manchester City.
It all started when the well known agent made comments about Guardiola’s personality in September: “Guardiola has won matches this season, so everyone must only see his fantastic football. But his personality is far from great. I repeat the message from everywhere that he has been from Barcelona to Bayern Munich. Many people don’t like him.”
As a result of his comments, Yaya Toure has been frozen out of the team and he has told his agent to make peace with the Spaniard as soon as possible.
Seluk on the other hand, says he has attempted to reach out to Guardiola several times but he has met a cold shoulder on all occasions.
Seluk told The Mirror: “I have spoken to Yaya in the last few days and he has asked me to make the peace with Pep.
“I agreed with him that I had to do what I could to make the situation better, because Yaya and Manchester City have been caught in the crossfire.”
He added: “I am genuine in what I say. I am not an unreasonable man.
“I don’t think that Pep will ever love me, but the most important thing is that we try to forgive what has happened in the past and develop a new relationship.
“This is a genuine gesture. I hope Pep accepts that my hope is that we can start with a clean page.
“Of course, I hope Pep takes the decision to bring Yaya back into his squad. But even if he doesn’t, I can assure him that I am not going to speak about him any more in the media. I have sent this message because Pep hasn’t returned my calls. I really do hope this can be a new start and that Yaya can help Manchester City to win more trophies.”
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Written by Doyinsola Olaniyan