Yaya Toure can't have his cake and eat it too over City 'exit' comments

Yaya Touré interview

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure appears hot and cold over his future at the Etihad with his comments over Paris Saint-Germain.

The 31-year-old Ivory Coast international threw doubt over his own future earlier this week when he told France Football he would be ‘honoured’ to play for Paris Saint-Germain.

“Given the goals of Paris, how could you not be interested in a club like that?” Touré stated.

PSG have become one of the strongest teams in Europe. It would be an honour to one day play for a club like that. If I can be of service [then good].”

This follows on from his agent’s comments earlier this month when he suggested his time at the Etihad could be coming to an end, despite winning his second Premier League title in three years with Manchester City, over Toure’s perceived insult from the club whom he believes didn’t appropriately celebrate his 31st birthday.

"There's a big possibility Yaya will leave this summer. Yaya is very upset. It's not possible to buy relationships with money. And if they cannot shake the hand of Yaya, bye, bye, no problem,” insisted Dimitry Seluk.

"What happened at his birthday meant the club don't care about him. It was proof."

Not content with that, the player also suggested he would like to return to Barcelona from which he signed for the Citizens in 2010 for a reported fee of £24 million.

“Yes, I have talked before about ending my career at Barcelona - but we don't know because football is moving fast and you never know about tomorrow,” he explained.

“Dimitry is always on the phone and he knows what he has to do because I trust him a lot.”

“Because of the brilliant season Manchester City have had, everybody is talking about me and everything is open and we don't know tomorrow,” he added, modestly.

Yet, the Manchester City midfielder, who scored 24 goals in all competitions this term, feels somewhat bemused and aggrieved by the endless rumours over his future.

"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 repeated.

"For the moment, there's nothing planned. Too many things have been said, that annoyed me."

If the player is annoyed that people are talking about him talking about himself, talking about people talking about him moving to other clubs he has talked about himself then I’m not surprised there is some confusion.

However, Yaya Toure may wish to consider the possibility that you cannot have your cake and eat it too, as the old adage goes, and, if he is annoyed by speculation over his future, he may want to refrain from talking about it himself.

If he would prefer not to be linked with clubs like Barcelona and PSG, he should perhaps stop mentioning them specifically.

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