Yaya Toure’s agent and Pep Guardiola are still fighting and Dimitri Seluk has started the next round.
Dimitri Seluk and Pep Guardiola have been basically fighting since the beginning of the season. The reason? The Spaniard left Yaya Toure out of his Champions League squad which is an unforgiveable gesture for his agent.
He explained in an interview wirh ‘Daily Mirror’: “When Yaya was left out of the Champions League squad, I called Pep. I wanted to ask him his reasons, but he didn’t call me back. I also tried to call [City director] Txiki [Begiristain] – 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”.
He complained about Pep’s lack of respect: “Pep talks about respect. But to get respect you have to show it. Before City played at the Nou Camp, I called Pep again. I wanted to ask him if we could meet for talks while he was in Barcelona.
“I also called Txiki. But nothing came back. I sent them texts also, but again there was nothing back. I have the phone records to prove this.I was not making contact to apologise – but neither Pep or Txiki knew this. Why should I apologise when I am guilty of nothing but telling the truth?
“My idea was to talk man-to-man, to find out how we can move things forward for the best interests of Manchester City and Yaya. All I got was silence. So it must be clear to everyone that Pep isn’t looking for an apology. It is about him turning Sheikh Mansour and the City fans against a player who loves the club.
“Pep is allowing his ego to make decisions that aren’t in the best interests of Manchester City,” he said.
It sounds like their fight will continue for a few more weeks. Let’s hope their pride won’t destroy Toure’s career.