Go to OM, Yaya told

Kolo ad­vises younger brother Toure to con­sider switch to Mar­seille from City

The Star (Kenya) - - Sports -

They say you should al­ways lis­ten to fam­ily ad­vice and if that’s the case, then Yaya Toure should con­sider a move to French side Olympique Mar­seille.

The Manch­ester City mid­fielder, who has been cast aside by Pep Guardi­ola, has been ad­vised to switch to the Ligue 1 out­fit by his brother, Celtic de­fender Kolo.

Kolo Toure, who has played with his brother at City and for a num­ber of years with the Ivory Coast, be­lieves his sibling still has plenty to of­fer.

“He (Yaya) still has tal­ent and some things to prove,” Kolo Toure told French ra­dio sta­tion RMC. Of course it’s dif­fi­cult at City at the mo­ment. We’ve all been through that. We’re at the top and at some point you go down. He has to un­der­stand that and maybe go some­where where peo­ple want you.

“I haven’t talked to him about that [Mar­seille]. He’s still at City, I re­spect that. But OM is a great club. He knows the French cham­pi­onship well. It could be a great club for him.”

Yaya Toure has won the Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup in his time with City, but has made just one soli­tary ap­pear­ance for City in a Cham­pi­ons League qual­i­fier with Steaua Bucharest so far this sea­son.

His ab­sence from the City squad cen­tres around com­ments made by his agent Dim­itri Seluk, who was crit­i­cal of Guardi­ola.

Yaya Toure sub­se­quently apol­o­gised for Seluk’s words, but that hasn’t stopped Guardi­ola from keeping the for­mer Barcelona player firmly out of the pic­ture at the Premier League side.

Yaya has previous ex­pe­ri­ence of play­ing in France - he fea­tured for Monaco in the 2006-07 sea­son - but it re­mains un­likely Mar­seille would be able to pay even part of the Ivo­rian’s huge City wages.

Mar­seille have been strug­gling in Ligue 1 this sea­son fol­low­ing a takeover and cur­rently sit in 12th place.

–Kolo Toure

“He (Yaya) still has tal­ent and some things to prove. Of course it’s dif­fi­cult at City at the mo­ment. We’ve all been through that. We’re at the top and at some point you go down.”

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