Ivorian says club did not allow him to spend time with his ailing brother.
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure might well be on the brink of a transfer this summer after claiming that he was not allowed by his employers to visit his dying brother Ibrahim Toure.
Ibrahim lost his battle with cancer on Thursday, which has left Yaya heartbroken about the fact that he could not spend some time by his brother’s side.
“I went to celebrate the title championship in Abu Dhabi while my brother was in his sickbed,” the 31-year-old was quoted by the Mirror.
“By fortune, Kolo [Toure, Liverpool defender] was at his bedside.
“I blame myself for not insisting and for not leading them to respect me.
“However, club officials knew that I had been suffering for a few months, seeing the health of my brother decline.”
This recent issue with the Citizens is much bigger than the one Toure had with the cash rich club a few weeks ago, when he claimed that City disregarded him by not celebrating his birthday.
Although the birthday issue may have been overhyped at the time, this new rift between club and player could potentially be the last straw in the relationship.
Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain have sensed unrest in the ace midfielder and are also plotting a move.
It remains to be seen how this situation unfolds at the Etihad Stadium, but it does not look good for the English champions as they might end up losing arguably their best player of the last couple of seasons.
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