Toure agent teases ‘London’ medical; rules out two clubs

Matt Stead

Yaya Toure’s agent has claimed that the former Manchester City midfielder ‘has passed a medical in London’.

Toure is currently without a club after his eight-year spell in Manchester came to an end this summer.

Agent Dimitry Seluk suggested that his client would play for any other top-six Premier League club for a weekly wage of just £1 in June, simultaneously placing an “African curse” on City manager Pep Guardiola.

Seluk has now revealed that Toure is on the verge of joining a new club after ‘passing a medical in London’.

‘Toure @YayaToure has passed a medical in London. Yaya is close to signing a new contract,’ he tweeted, with three obligatory flame emojis. Strong social game.

In follow-up messages, he ruled out moves to both West Ham and Crystal Palace, the two initial favourites to sign him.

‘It’s not West Ham, 100%,’ he said. ‘Yaya is a champion. The last place is not for him.

‘It’s not Crystal Palace, 100%. Roy Hodgson said he doesn’t know when his players’ birthdays are,’ he added. ‘Can Yaya go there?’

So that leaves Arsenal, Chelsea, Fulham, Tottenham or Watford. Or Leyton Orient.