Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is reportedly interesting in a move for Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure who has made it clear that he would not be willing to work with City’s new manager, Pep Guardiola, who is set to take charge after the expiration of his contract with Bayern Munich at the end of the current season.
Zidane, believed to be a long-time admirer of the Ivorian’s style of play, is keenly monitoring the situation of the 32-year-old at The Citizens, reports say.
According to Spanish paper Sport, Zidane has contacted Toure about the possibility of joining him at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, as he believes the four-time CAF African Player of the Year still has a lot to offer.
While a deal seems like a good opportunity for Toure to move to a bigger club than City where trophies are guaranteed, the player’s Barcelona ties may create a little bit of an awkward situation because of the bitter rivalry between the two clubs.
Former Barcelona player, Yaya Toure fell out with Pep Guardiola when the latter was coach of the team, leading to a £26 million to City in 2010.