Yaya Toure has been the source of some big transfer gossip lately and could be set to leave Manchester City for Real Madrid in January.
Carlo Ancelotti is reportedly monitoring the happiness of the player after his agent came out publicly to state he was unsettled by certain issues at City, including the fact they forgot to wish the player a happy birthday.
The former Barcelona player has been a big hit at the Etihad since his arrival and has been a midfield force to be reckoned with, scoring thirty eight goals in one hundred and thirty five appearances, and one of the main reasons behind the recent success for the Manchester club with his constant top performances. The fact he went public to say he was no longer happy at the club coupled with the fact that Ancelotti’s side have had a bit of a poor start to the season and seem to be struggling with the defensive midfield position at the moment would suggest that this could well be the ideal move in January for both Madrid and Toure. This would be a fantastic deal for the Spaniards who always boast a selection of the world’s top players in their team and Yaya would fit right in as one of the best defensive/goal scoring midfielders in the world. He could be the missing piece in the jigsaw puzzle at the Bernabeu and his presence would bolster the current squad offering a big boost for the title challengers.
The player himself would also benefit from such a move as he seems to be a bit deflated in his performances so far this season, which is a big sign of his low morale at the club, and usually when you see a player stop giving 100% the writing is already on the wall. Toure has yet to reach the performance levels of last season and is yet to score in three appearances for Manuel Pellegrini’s side this term. He has also not provided an assist or made an interception for City, which is quite out of character for a player of his ability and talent.
It would be a great shame and a big loss for City to see him leave as, despite having a great squad of players, he is a key player for them and brings so much to their chances of adding to the silverware cabinet. Even the neutrals would prefer him to stay in England, it is always nice to watch such talent in the Premiership regardless of who you support and when players of that calibre go back abroad there is definitely a sense of loss for the English game.
England’s loss would of course be Spain’s gain and the Galacticos have made a big faux pas in the transfer market this summer having let two massive players leave in Xabi Alonso and Angel di Maria which would no doubt have put the Italian boss under a lot of pressure, explaining the poor start his team have had to the new season. If they can lure the unhappy star to Madrid then it would be considered a huge coup for the Spaniards and would go a long way to fill the hole left in the team by Alonso, who left for Bayern Munich this summer.
We have seen situations like this all to often in the past when a big star becomes unhappy at a club he will eventually head through the exit door and we have also seen that when Real Madrid are linked with a player, they usually turn the screws until they get what they want, as they did with Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale. So it is safe to say that if you place a bet at the bookies on this transfer going ahead there could be a chance of you having some sort of a winner on your hands.