Yaya Toure
Toure in action during Manchester City's Premier League clash against Newcastle UnitedReuters

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure wants to "finish his playing career" at the Etihad and secure an "executive role" at the club once he retires, says his agent Dimitry Seluk .

Seluk had said in May that Toure was considering making a move out of the Etihad after the club forgot to wish him on his birthday. Speculations gathered more pace after the Ivorian took to social media and posted: "Everything Dimitry said is true."

Toure also recently raised doubts over his future at City in an interview with CNN on 16 January, and some reports indicated that the Citizens were considering including the Ivorian in a player-plus-cash deal to land Juventus star Paul Pogba in the summer.

However, Seluk recently said that Toure is "happy" at City, insisting that the former Barcelona man would "love nothing better than to finish his playing career with City".

"Yaya loves Manchester City and despite what is sometimes said, he is happy at the club," Seluk told the Sunday Mirror. "In fact, he would like to stay for life. He would love nothing better than to finish his playing career with City and then work for the club after that."

Seluk says that he is hoping that the Citizens offer a new contract to Toure "to show him that they want him to be part of the future".

"That's why I want City to give Yaya a new contract, to show him that they want him to be part of the future. It is not about money. It is about keeping Yaya at the club until his playing days are over and showing the club's best player that he is respected and loved."

The agent added that Toure will be hoping to secure an "executive role" at City once he decides to retire from football.

"When he stops playing, then Yaya could have an executive role, perhaps as sporting director. Think about it. He has played in Belgium, Ukraine, Greece, France, Spain and England."

"He has won championships with Olympiakos, Barcelona and Manchester City. He has won the Champions League and the African Cup of Nations.

"He knows world football. The only market that City want to buy players from at the moment is Spain."

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