Yaya Toure’s agent says Pep Guardiola will cost Manchester City millions of supporters in Africa due to his treatment of the midfielder.
Guardiola has sidelined the 33-year-old since taking over as City manager this summer.
Toure has yet to feature in the Premier League this season and has been left out of the Champions League group stage squad.
The Ivorian’s representative, Dimitri Seluk, is unhappy with the way his client is being treated and claims it will have serious ramifications for the club.
“They will lose a lot of millions of supporters from Africa because of this decision from Guardiola,” Seluk said, in an interview with the Daily Mail.
“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 is out of contract at City next summer, and Seluk expects his client to have a host of offers on the table.
“Yaya in January can sign a pre-contract agreement with clubs abroad,” Seluk said.
“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 (at Barcelona).
“In January we will see. It is three months to wait – no problem. Yaya is a professional guy.”