Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Yaya Toure is angry says agent

Yaya Toure's agent has criticised Manchester City's attempts to mark the midfielder's birthday with a tweet, describing their efforts as "a joke". City gave Toure a birthday cake as they flew to Abu Dhabi and tweeted their congratulations after he turned 31. But Dimitri Seluk says Toure is "very upset" the club's owners failed to acknowledge him personally and says he may leave over their lack of respect. "None of them shook his hand on his birthday. It's really sick," he said. City declined to comment officially but BBC Sport understands club officials are not too alarmed by Seluk's claims. Seluk also claimed Toure was unhappy last summer, shortly before he signed a new four-year contract. Seluk says Toure did not expect a present after turning 31 on 13 May but was unhappy at being ignored by the club's wealthy owners when the squad arrived in the United Arab Emirates last week to celebrate their Premier League title triumph. "He got a cake but when it was Roberto Carlos's birthday, the president of Anzhi gave him a Bugatti," Seluk told BBC Sport. "I don't expect City to present Yaya with a Bugatti, we only asked that they shook his hand and said 'we congratulate you'. It is the minimum they must do when it is his birthday and the squad is all together. "I hear one newspaper has written that City congratulated him from Twitter but this is a joke. It is better they don't put anything on Twitter if they are not saying anything to him. Source www.bbc.com