Manchester City Balls: Yaya Toure To Get Two Birthdays A Year And A Going Home Present
IS Yaya Toure considering leaving Manchester City? Yes, says the Telegraph. And it’s “because the club failed to wish him happy birthday”.
Let’s repeat that. The man paid a fortune to play for Manchester City is going to leave the club because they did not wish him Happy Birthday. As jubilant City players gave manager Manuel Pelligrini the bumps, did Toure reel with envy?
When the fans sang..
Yaya wherever you may be,
you are the saviour of Man City,
you can have a Beer on my Settee,
cause we won the Cup at Wem-b-ley
…all Toure wanted to hear was “Happy Birthday”.
The Ivorian midfielder’s agent Dimitry Seluk says his client has been dissed. He tells the Sun:
“Yaya is so upset he’s thinking of leaving City. There are a number of things that have happened that have left Yaya feeling bitterly upset. He must concentrate on the World Cup now. But City have treated him with disrespect and have really hurt him. They don’t know that money can’t buy relationships – no Sheikh can buy a relationship. This isn’t about money or a new contract – it’s about human relationships and City have shown they don’t respect him. I repeat, this is not about money. In fact, he would take less to return to Barcelona.
“What happened at his birthday meant the club don’t care about him. It was proof. They can say whatever they want, ‘Oh we like him but we forgot’. Forgot? About Yaya? The player who helped you to be two-times Premier League champions? The guy who helped you win the FA Cup and the League Cup? His birthday can be on a normal day and, in a normal team, his team-mates and club would at least give him good wishes. But when you win the title on May 11, a day later you go to Abu Dhabi and on May 13 you have a big party to celebrate the title and nobody comes to Yaya to say, ‘Happy birthday’, what more do you want?
He tells BBC Sport:
“He got a cake but when it was Roberto Carlos’s birthday, the president of Anzhi gave him a Bugatti… If this happened to you as a journalist in the BBC and nobody shakes your hand, you will say bye-bye and go to work for somebody else. It is normal.”
Maybe, Yaya could have two birthdays, like Royalty, with two parties, two cakes and two going home presents?
Yaya Toure is 62.