KOLO TOURE TO MEET BROTHER IN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GROUP STAGE

Celtic top signing of the summer Kolo Toure is set for a family reunion with his brother Yaya Toure in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League.


The former Liverpool defender reunited with his former manager Brendan Rodgers at Celtic. The Scottish champions made it to the group stage of the continental tournament after winning their play-off games.

Yaya Toure could be set to leave Manchester City as coach Pep Guardiola might not have long term plans for him. However, the Ivory Coast international featured for City as they ensured they qualified for the group stage of the Champions League, defeating Steaua Bucharest by a single goal. The aggregate ended 7-0, having massively defeated them in the first leg of the tie.

Joe Hart lost his No 1 shirt at Etihad since the Spanish tactician took over. Guardiola signed Claudio Bravo from his former club Barcelona, and he is set to be the new first choice shot stopper. Joe Hart is set to be relegated to third choice – meaning his eventual exit being a top rated goal keeper for many years.

Yaya Toure Is A Player In Demand

Most players of teams like Man City are often in demand and this time the name that is in the spotlight is Yaya Toure. Inter Milan is keen to have him, impressed by the skills he displays on the field.

This could also be due to Yaya’s former manager; Roberto Mancini is in charge of the team at Inter Milan. It is known that managers usually influence their favorite players to move with them and this is no different case. Inter Milan being managed by Roberto now, it is to be expected that he would want his prized players like Yaya to come over to the team that he now manages as he knows the qualities he possesses and how he can contribute to this team.

Yaya on the other hand, has a year more to go as per his contract with Etihad. Being 33 years of age, he has to make the right decisions which would determine how he would finish the latter part of his playing career.

Inter Milan boss said that it would not be easy to sign Yaya Toure

Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini has conceded that it would not be easy to sign Yaya Toure but that they still have hope that they can find a solution during the transfer window.


The Ivory Coast international will be out of contract during the summer and would make a great addition to the Italian club midfield.

Roberto Mancini has stated that Toure is an incredible player and that there has not been a player of his stature that has played in the Serie A before. He said that Italian football, in general, will benefit from having Toure playing the league.

However, he admitted that it would be difficult to bring Yaya Toure to Inter Milan because of financial issues. He stated that Manchester City will not want to let the player leave for cheap, and they will have to take time to negotiate.

YAYA TOURE SET TO LEAVE CITY THIS SUMMER

Manchester City midfielder, Yaya Toure is set to leave the Etihad this summer. His current contract will lapse June 2017 but Pep Guardiola’s arrival has cast serious doubts on a new deal.

Yaya Toure’s agent, Dimitri Seluk, told reporters that he has been speaking with Manchester City’s management regarding a new contract for the Ex-Barcelona star but recently decided to pursue a deal outside for the player. The agent said he is open to getting a deal for the talent including a potential reunion with former City Manager, Roberto Mancini. The agent said Toure could also join any other Premier League outfit.

He said: “He’ll definitely leave Manchester City, I can calmly confirm that.”

Pep Guardiola will set to take over the reins at The Sky Blues this summer, after his current spell at Bayern Munich. The Ex-Barcelona Coach had a very successful career while with the Catalan giant. He did the treble with the team, added the World Club Cup and others. He won everything possible at the club before moving on to the German club. Pep was the one that sold Yaya Toure when he was manger at Barcelona for £24million.

The playing style of Manchester United has seriously changed according to Rio Ferdinand

A few years ago when Sir. Alex Ferguson was in charge of Manchester United, the Premier League club had a free flowing playing style which allowed the players to perform in different ways and have freedom in the pitch but now under the guidance of Louis van Gaal, Rio Ferdinand believes that the team has experienced a huge change as they will not have the same freedom as they had some time ago.

Former player of Manchester United, Rio Ferdinand said: “Unfortunately, I think United fans need to be re-educated about what to expect now. Because it’s not going to be quick football, rampaging wingers, crosses flying into the box, thrills and yes, a few spills.

“If you go to watch them and are expecting that, you are going to be sadly disappointed. It’s all about possession football. Right now, United are well off what will be needed to be champions this season. Well off what I see in Manchester City.”

Ferdinand did not bash out or critique the system that Louis van Gaal is using but the former defender did state that the players will now be more limited as they don’t have any room for: ‘’free thinking’’

Rio Ferdinand worked alongside Sir. Alex Ferguson from 2002 until 2013 and the former defender of Manchester United is well aware of the playing style of the previous manager of the Premier League club and it simply will not be the same as the one that the Dutch coach has been implanting in the team.

When Ferdinand was asked about which Premier League club he believes has the best chances of winning the Champions League of this current season, Ferdinand replied by saying that from his own point of view it’s Manchester City.

YayaTourewants to bounce back from the 2nd place finish

In the previous season of the Premier League, Manchester City snatched the 2nd spot of the Premier League as they came short by 7 points as Chelsea was crowned as the champions of England after going through what was a very impressive season for Jose Mourinho and his players.

It was a fairly difficult end of season for Manchester City as they had to witness Chelsea take the crown but Manuel Pellegrini and his squad are aiming to bounce back and take away the title from Chelsea and even though only 3 matches have been played, YayaToure has already made a huge impact in this task.

For the past few months, YayaToure was rumored to be on the verge of leaving Manchester City due to problems that he was reportedly having with the Premier League club but in these opening matches of the season, the Ivorian footballer seems to be going through the time of his life with smiles and outstanding performances.

Roberto Mancini has YayaToure’s desire to leave Manchester City

“I will definitely stay. The fans don’t have to be worried.My target this year is to try to do everything possible to make this team improve well and I am sure with my experience, maybe I hope, with the players coming in a couple of weeks, a couple of months, definitely it is going to be a strong City next year.”

That was the statement which Manchester City’s YayaToure announced to the public earlier in May as the Ivorian player confirmed that he is going to remain with the Premier League club at least for another season.

This is good news for Manchester City and all of their supporters as YayaToureis a superb player who has been making a huge impact with the English club for the past few seasons.

However, according to Inter Milan’s Roberto, the Italian manager said that he has already spoken with YayaToure and the midfielder wanted to leave Manchester City in the summer.

Roberto Mancini has been attempting to sign YayaToure for the past few months and they have established discussions as the Italian coach has attempted to persuade YayaToure in joining Inter Milan and Mancini said that the player wanted to leave Manchester City.