Yaya Toure could sensationally take the drastic move of BUYING out the final year of his Manchester City contract in an effort to force a move this summer, report the Sunday Mirror.
Despite his standing as one of the best players at the Etihad, the 32-year old marauding midfield powerhouse has been linked with a move away over the last few months.
The imminent arrival of Pep Guardiola, who famously sold him to the Manchester giants while the Barcelona, as the club’s new manager has fuelled speculation in regards to his future.
However, part of the issue is believed to have stemmed from City’s reluctance to hand him a new three-year deal.
His agent, Dimitri Seluk has now blasted the club and revealed he could invoke a controversial FIFA clause, known as the Webster ruling, to pay his charges compensation on the £12m final year of his current deal.
‘I spoke to City about a new contract and they said wait until December. I spoke to them in December and they said wait until March’, he stated.
‘Now they are saying Yaya must wait until the summer.’
‘This is unacceptable. A player like Yaya Toure should not be moving towards the last year of his contact wondering if he is going to get a new deal.’
‘He is 32. He has three or four years left at the top and City must tell Yaya now what they want to do.’
‘The best idea would be to give Yaya a three-year contact that will keep him at the club for the rest of his career. The second is to say ‘thank you’ and allow him to leave for nothing.’
‘Then Yaya can spend three seasons with another big club. He still believes it is his destiny to win another Champions League.’
‘But I will not let Yaya waste a year at City. I will not let City keep him because, in one more year, his chances of joining another big club will be smaller.’
‘I will go to FIFA. I will write to them and tell them that we will buy Yaya out of his contact.’