Yaya Toure’s agent Dimitri Seluk has accused Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola of ‘humiliating’ his client by leaving him out of his Champions League squad this season.
Toure was omitted from Guardiola’s 21-man squad despite being one of only two City players (alongside Claudio Bravo) who has ever won the competition.
Seluk tole the Sunday Mirror: “It is Pep’s decision and we must respect that.
“If he wins the Champions League for City this season then I will travel to England and I will say on television that Pep Guardiola is the best manager in the world.
“But if City don’t win the Champions League then I hope that Pep has got the balls to say that he was wrong to humiliate a great player like Yaya.
“Yaya is a professional and so he will do everything he is asked to do.
“Perhaps Pep will think he is good enough to play in the final 10 minutes of a League Cup game against a third division team – and, yes, I am joking.
“But what I can tell you is that Yaya will spend the season at City. He will not be leaving in January. He hopes that he will get the chance to prove himself.”