Pep Guardiola has accepted Yaya Toure’s apology but the Manchester City midfielder faces a serious battle to force his way back into the manager’s first team plans.
Guardiola held talks with Toure this morning and has told the Ivory Coast international he is available for selection again after the player sought a peace deal with his manager by saying sorry for remarks made by his controversial agent, Dimitri Seluk.
Toure was told by Guardiola in September that he would not play for City again unless Seluk apologised for claiming the Catalan had “humiliated” his client by omitting him from the club’s 25-man Champions League squad.
But despite Toure apologising in a statement today, he remains way down the pecking order at City, with David Silva, Kevin De Bruyne, Ilkay Gundogan, Fernandinho, Fernando and even Fabian Delph and Aleix Garcia ahead of him. Toure has appeared just once under Guardiola for City, in the second leg of their Champions League play-off against Steaua Bucharest on Aug. 24.