Yaya Toure: 'There's nothing planned' regarding PSG move

Kolo Toure Manchester City

Yaya Toure has backtracked on comments he would welcome a move to Paris Saint-Germain, telling RFI: "There's nothing planned."

According to ESPN FC, Manchester City’s Yaya Toure has backtracked on comments suggesting he would welcome a move to Paris Saint-Germain.

The midfielder’s earlier claims struck panic amongst Sky Blues fans, who feared they would lose their prize asset, as he inferred that it would be an honour to play for PSG.

However, in an interview with RFI, the former Barcelona man contested speculations linking him with a move to the French capital, as he blamed the media for twisting his words.

"I want to take advantage of this opportunity to put things into context. It's very important. I simply said that it was nice to be a player who is quite coveted, and it was an honour to play for PSG," he explained.

"The media took what I said out of context. For the moment, there's nothing planned. Too many things have been said, that annoyed me."

Toure enjoyed a phenomenal season with Manchester City, scoring 20 league goals as the club were crowned Premier League champions for just the second time in their history.

Following this title-winning campaign, the 31-year-old will now begin preparations with the Ivory Coast squad ahead of the summer World Cup. He’ll be looking to emulate his club form for his country as the Elephants attempt to progress from group C.

The Ivorian is currently undergoing treatment on a minor left thigh strain in Qatar, but he is expected to join his national squad in the USA on May 29.

"My objective is the World Cup, because the country expects," he said. "Everything went well with the doctors. They did some great work. It's difficult with that kind of injury, but I am going to be quickly back out on the pitch."

 

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