Report: Yaya Toure will fight for Manchester City future

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola as Wilfried Bony and Yaya Toure are substituted

Yaya Toure has apparently announced he will fight for his Manchester City future despite being left out of their Champions League qualifier.

Manchester City's Yaya ToureManchester City's Yaya Toure

Yaya Toure's agent Dmitri Seluk has announced his client is prepared to stay and fight for his Manchester City future, according to the Manchester Evening News.

The news comes in the wake of the announcement that Toure did not travel with the squad for their Champions League qualifier against Steaua Bucharest on Tuesday evening.

The 33-year-old has a year left to run on his current contract and has been in the news before due to comments made by his agent as reported by The Telegraph. But Seluk moved to announce that Toure was keen to remain and work under new manager Pep Guardiola when he told the Manchester Evening News:

“Pep is the best manager in the world and I just hope he gives Yaya the chance to prove he is still good enough for City.

Yaya is the perfect professional and he will do his job. City fans know he will do his best. He has not been included against Sunderland or Bucharest, but that’s okay.”

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola with Yaya Toure as he is substituted as Raheem Sterling (L) prepares to come onManchester City manager Pep Guardiola with Yaya Toure as he is substituted as Raheem Sterling (L) prepares to come on

Toure and Guardiola worked with each other at Barcelona and while the City manager has not come out and said Toure has no future at the Etihad, the snub will come as a huge blow, particularly the omission from the Champions League squad.

Manchester City's Yaya Toure in actionManchester City's Yaya Toure in action

Toure has not travelled as part of the 21-man squad and the Express reported that club sources have said the exclusion of such an experienced midfielder for such an important game indicates the Ivory Coast midfielder has no future at City.

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