Liverpool icon on 'laughable' Yaya Toure situation at Manchester City

Yaya Touré interview

Robbie Fowler believes Ivorian midfielder must show his club more respect, amid reported interest from Paris Saint Germain and Barcelona.

"It is laughable," summarised Robbie Fowler to talkSPORT when discussing the situation engulfing Manchester City due, wholly, to Yaya Toure's apparent want-away status at a club only recently crowned the Premier League champions.

Toure receives an approximate weekly income of £175,000 to £180,000 from City, has won all the domestic honours available to him in England and, on a personal note, is playing the best football of his career.

Either through him or via his agent, the powerful midfielder allegedly was distraught over an alleged birthday cake snub from his club and, this week, has talked up the prospect of representing Ligue 1 royalty - Paris Saint Germain.

"Given the goals of Paris, how could you not be interested in a club like that?" said Toure to France Football. "PSG have become one of the strongest teams in Europe. It would be a honour to one day play for a club like that - if I can be of service."

Fowler continued: "He was moaning last week because he never got a birthday cake and all of a sudden he is saying he would love to play for PSG and wants to finish his career at Barcelona. It seems as though he is playing for a move.

"The way City have treated him and the way the fans have been with him, they deserve a little more respect."

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