Yaya Toure will stay at Manchester City if the club offer him a role once his playing career comes to an end, according to the players agent, reports Sky Sports.
Toure’s future has come under scrutiny this week after his agent revealed his unhappiness at not being wished a happy birthday by the club.
Agent Dimitry Seluk claimed his client felt undervalued after the club failed to acknowledge his 31st birthday, however in an interview with Sky Sports, Seluk said Toure would be willing to stay at the Etihad if the club offered assurances of a role beyond his playing career.
Seluk said: “Of course. Like Real Madrid did with (Zinedine) Zidane for example. Zidane played then after that he started working for the club.
“Yaya needs the club in the future.
“We don’t want any more pounds, not a longer contract, nothing like this, only really attention.
“More attention (paid) to Yaya and Yaya must feel happy at the club – that’s the main thing.
“I’ll tell you one more time, we don’t need one more pound in the contract.”
“Of course some players congratulated him (on his birthday) but not the sporting director, not the general director, not the chairman, nobody.
“(The manager?) No, nobody.
“This is the question. If you don’t even congratulate the player or send flowers to his wife or mother – these are just small things.”