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Yaya Toure’s agent has claimed his client would play for Arsenal for just “£1 a week”, report the Mirror.
The Mirror report that the Ivorian – now a free agent – is not yet finished in English football, and believes he still has a lot to bring to a Premier League club.
Toure found it difficult to force his way into Pep Guardiola’s team, appearing just fifteen times in the 2017/18 season.
Trying to find his boss a new team, agent Dimitri Seluk has made a series of astonishing claims – including that his man being keen to turn out for Liverpool.
Now Yaya has many offers from different countries, where they are ready to pay a lot of money, but we decided to dedicate the next season to Guardiola,
And to prove and show the fans of Manchester City that Yaya is not finished with football. He is full of energy and wants to play this season in England,
Citing sky-high transfer fees, Seluk made it clear that the opportunity to sign a player of Toure’s pedigree for free was a rarity:
At a time when huge sums are being spent in England for the purchase of football players, I officially declare that Yaya is ready to move as a free agent to any English club in the top six with a salary of £1 a week – but for certain successes to make a bonus system.
I believe that a player like Yaya would not harm Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Tottenham and Liverpool. Yaya – the winner. And never before has a top footballer with leadership qualities harmed any club, especially when it is not necessary to pay for it.
Whether Arsenal would be interested in the Ivorian star remains to be seen, but to have him play solely for bonus fees could be a wise investment.