Seluk: I'm not apologising to Pep
Posted: 4 November 2016 Time: 19:52
Yaya Toure's agent Dimitri Seluk says he won't apologise to Pep Guardiola despite insisting he wishes to make peace with the Manchester City manager.
Toure issued a heartfelt apology to Guardiola on his Facebook account and has appealed to Seluk to do the same in order to end the Ivorian's exile from the first team.
Guardiola had previously stated that he would not consider Toure for selection until Seluk apologised for comments he made where he accused the City boss of "humiliating" his client after omitting the player from his Champions League squad.
Seluk on Friday said he would do whatever it takes to see Toure playing for the club again, but appears to have complicated his chances with his most recent comments.
After saying: "I am not an unreasonable man. I don’t think that Pep will ever love me, but the most important thing is that we try to forgive what has happened in the past and develop a new relationship.
"This is a genuine gesture. I hope Pep accepts that my hope is that we can start with a clean page."
He then told talkSPORT: "I'm not apologising. We want peace, but I'm not apologising. Apologise for what?
"Maybe Toure has apologised for this, but I don't know for what.
"I think Yaya doesn't mean this. He wants peace between him Guardiola."
He added: "A lot of supporters want to see Yaya on the field and Yaya wants to help Manchester City get good results.
"A player like Yaya, one of the top players in the world who has a very big salary, normally does not stay out of the team. He must play.
"We want to make peace between Guardiola, Yaya and me for the supporters, the team and for the results.
"For Manchester City, the fans and for football, it is important Yaya plays because he is a top player.
"We will see about the future, but most important we make steps to each other. Guardiola must now do the next step, because we make a step from our side to make peace.
"Yaya has won two titles and this team is in his heart. He is a legend in the history of this club.
"Now we say nothing. We've made our steps now and we will see what Guardiola will do."