By Edd Paul – @Edd93Paul
Dimitri Seluk talks so much balls, even for a football agent.
With speculation rife over Yaya Toure’s future in Manchester – the Ivorian’s contract expires at the end of the season – the 33-year-old midfielder stated his desire to stay with City in an interview with Sky Sports News earlier today.
Subsequently, however, while also speaking to SSN, Toure’s Ukrainian fixer came out and just full on ramped up the bullshit.
“Some clubs have contacted me. Now we have three options. I don’t speak about Yaya and China or the MLS. He will play in Europe. I have spoken with clubs in different countries; Italy and Spain.
“Clubs from England waited for the situation with Manchester City, but now we can speak in England and soon I will come to England for negotiations. Yaya must go to vacation already signed with another club.”
A pretty pathetic attempt to make City jealous and offer a brand-spanking new whopper of a contract, no doubt, in which Seluk fatally fails to remember Toure literally just said he wants to stay put.
We shouldn’t be surprised, really; this isn’t the first time Seluk has cried wolf on Toure jumping ship.
— Jason Taylor (@JayTaylor_20) March 17, 2017
The Ukrainian even tried to talk up the possibility of Yaya moving to arch rivals Manchester United, which is just…I mean…come on, no-one is falling for that shit, buddy.
“I understand this is two clubs who are rivals but for me, for example, this is not a problem from Yaya or from me, this problem will be from Manchester City staff.”
Seluk isn’t doing Toure any favours with his latest comments, but then he’s no stranger to putting his own narcissistic wants and needs over the professional well-being of his biggest client. He notably kicked off at manager Pep Guardiola over Toure’s lack of playtime at the beginning of this season, which led to Guardiola refusing to play Toure until Seluk apologised. Their feud was only resolved once Toure himself stepped in and told his agent to stop behaving like a tit. And let’s not forget the famous ‘Cakegate‘ scandal of 2014…
Someone get this guy a muzzle.