Confusion reigns in the Yaya Toure saga, and incredibly, it all revolves around the Manchester City and Ivory Coast star’s 31st birthday.
According to his agent, Dimitry Seluk, Toure feels unloved by the club he helped propel to the English Premier League title in a compelling campaign.
Toure is thinking of leaving Manchester City because they didn’t go the extra mile to celebrate his birthday last week, and quite bizarrely, it could spark a number of Europe’s top clubs into action.
At 31, he doesn’t have plenty of years left in his career. While still at the peak of his powers, now seems like a good time to make a final move, possibly back to Barcelona.
Or, could Toure simply be angling for more money?
Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo have done it before, and it paid off handsomely for them.