Guardiola Hits Back At Toure's Racism Allegation

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The midfielder made just 10 appearances in the Premier League last season and before leaving the club after his contract expired.

After bidding farewell to Manchester City as a club legend, Yaya Touré recently launched a scathing attack on Pep Guardiola, claiming that the City boss "has a problem with African players".

Such is the ill-feeling between Toure and Guardiola, Seluk says that the Ivorian would be willing to play for any top-six club next season with a weekly wage of £1, supplemented by selected bonuses. "Do you really think Barcelona could have done that with Iniesta?"

'But when you realise that he has problems with Africans, wherever he goes, I ask myself questions. Maybe it's the case that we Africans aren't always treated by certain people in the same way that they treat others. In Barca, some have also asked the question.

Both City and Guardiola initially refused to comment, but the Catalan coach was asked about Toure's comments in an interview with Spanish show TV3 and said: 'It is a lie, he knows it.

Toure added: "Actually I want to be the one who breaks the Guardiola myth a bit". "We were together for two years, and he says it now-he never told me to my face".

Toure previously spent two years playing under Guardiola at Barcelona, too, before he was sold to City by the Catalan coach in 2010. "He never told me face-to-face". Toure made only 17 appearances for the Premier League champions last season, though at 35 that was to be expected.