Yaya Toure will look to sign a pre-contract agreement with another European club in January — with his agent claiming that Manchester City have lost African followers after Pep Guardiola’s decision to omit him from their Champions League squad.
The Ivorian’s future at City is over with Guardiola yet to select him even on the bench and leaving him out of their 21-man squad to compete in Europe.
Toure — four-time winner of the African Footballer of the Year award — and his representative have made the decision to consider offers from Spain, Italy and France during the January transfer window to leave on a free when his contract expires at the end of June.
Toure’s agent Dimitri Seluk told Sportsmail: ‘They will lose a lot of millions of supporters from Africa because of this decision from Guardiola.
‘Now they will support Manchester United. A lot of people in Africa say they will never see any more matches of City on TV.’
Toure turns 34 next year but is confident he has one more move to a top European club before finding a more lucrative home in China, America or the Middle East. Seluk has revealed the player has lost seven kilograms in his pursuit of fitness.
‘Yaya in January can sign a pre-contract agreement with clubs abroad,’ he added.
‘He will have many offers from clubs. China and America of course they want him but we will have a lot of offers from England and Europe. He is in very good shape, very good condition, I think he lost seven kilograms.
‘Maybe that’s not good enough for Guardiola, but then Zlatan Ibrahimovic wasn’t good enough for him.
‘In January we will see. It is three months to wait — no problem. Yaya is a very professional guy.’