Yaya Toure Tempted by £300,000 A Week Salary
Two Chinese clubs are battling to lure Cote d’Ivoire international Yaya Toure away from Manchester City with eye-catching offers.
The Manchester Evening website reports that the Elephants skipper has received two offers which would see him earn a whopping £300,000 a week.
Although the English Premier League star still has a year left on his contract, Toure is expected to leave the club this European summer with the report suggesting that he will buy himself out of the remainder of his deal.
A source close to the England newspaper revealed that his representatives are engaged in talks with Shanghai SIPG and Jiangsu Suning.
“Yaya’s had his people meeting with both Shanghai and Jiangsu and they have both made firm offers,” the source is quoted as saying.
“Buying himself out of his contract at City would not be a problem because he would recoup it twice over from the signing on fee he would get for coming over here.”
The Chinese side, SIPG, are managed by former City boss Sven-Goran Eriksson where they have already signed Ghana and ex-Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan on £227,000 a week package.
Moreover, Jiangsu have also been busy in the transfer market having spent £25million on Chelsea star Ramires and a further £37million on Brazilian attacker Alex Teixeira.
It is also reported that the the 33-year-old 2015 CAF African Cup of Nations winning skipper has a good relationship with City’s hierarchy, but they are not happy with his agent, Dmitri Seluk.
Toure arrived at the Etihad Stadium in 2010, from Barcelona for a fee of £25million and has helped City to two EPL titles, the FA Cup and League Cup respectively.