Yaya Toure apologises to Manchester City for ‘misunderstandings’


Yaya Toure has apologised to manager Pep Guardiola in a bid to end his first-team exile at Manchester City.

In a post published on his official Facebook page, Toure stated “I wish to apologise – on behalf of myself and those who represent me – to the management team and all those working at the club for the misunderstandings from the past.”

The Ivorian’s comments come just hours after his agent, Dimitri Seluk, revealed that he tried to contact Guardiola this week at the behest of his client.

Seluk admitted that Toure and the club’s hierarchy “have been caught in the crossfire”, and vowed to do everything in his power to mend the relationship between Guardiola and his client.

Toure’s Facebook statement continues: “Those statements do not represent my views on the club or the people who work there. I have nothing but respect for Manchester City and only wish the best for the football club. I am immensely proud to have played a part in the club’s history and want to help City succeed further. I live to play football and entertain the fans.

“On that note, I would like to thank all of the fans for their messages through this difficult period. This means a great deal to me and my family.”

Guardiola had previously stated that he would not consider Toure for selection until Seluk apologised for previous comments.

This after Seluk claimed that Guardiola had “humiliated” his client after omitting the player from his Champions League squad.

It is left to be seen if the Spanish tactician will rescind his decision on the former Cote d’Ivoire skipper.