Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, has banned Ivorian Midfielder Yaya Toure from playing for the club, pending when Toure’s agent Dimitri Seluk apologizes to the club for the comment he made earlier according to Sky Sports.
Guardiola had earlier scheduled that the 33-year-old Ivorian would have his second match in the League Cup against Swansea City, while Vincent Company would make his debut under Pep in the same match. But it was Company, who was seen in the match, while Toure was conspicuously missing.
Pep Guardiola had earlier said he does not need a personal apology, as it was not him in question but the club. Hence he had said the apology can be made directly by Toure’s agent through the media.
It will be recalled that Yaya Toure had announced his retirement from international football just yesterday, and would be free to leave the club as free-agent in January when his contract with the club expires.