His agent said the player wants to hang his boots in the club
Touré Yaya's polemical agent, Dimitri Seluk, was interviewed by the English newspaper Daily Mirror, where he said the player "loves Manchester City and, despite what is sometimes said, he is happy at the club," and that "he would like to stay for life. He would love nothing better than to finish his playing career with City and then work for the club after that."
That's why Seluk is asking for a new contract. “It is not about money. It is about keeping Yaya at the club until his playing days are over and showing the club’s best player that he is respected and loved."
In fact, his agent sees him as a possible Director of Football: “When he stops playing, then Yaya could have an executive role, perhaps as sporting director. Think about it. He has played in Belgium, Ukraine, Greece, France, Spain and England. He has won championships with Olympiakos, Barcelona and Manchester City. He has won the Champions League and the African Cup of Nations. He knows world football.
For all this reasons, Seluk thinks he could be a good replacement for Txiki. "The only market that City want to buy players from at the moment is Spain. City can become a great club in the future if they forget about this crazy plan about becoming the next Barcelona. City have two Spanish executives [sporting director Txiki Begiristain and chief executive Ferran Soriano, both previously in Barça].