Monday Dec 23, 2013. 10:34
Ivory Coast star Yaya Toure has urged Barcelonas Lionel Messi to make a switch to Manchester City.
The arrival of the Argentine to the Etihad has been a longstanding dream for the Citizens and it has gone public after both Sergio Aguero and Toure expressed their desire to have him at the club.
City teammate Pablo Zabaleta has frequently told the media of Messis interest in the club and the Ivoirian admits he is hoping to see the double World Player of the Year in Manchester.
If its to come to City, I hope Messi can leave Barca, said Yaya, who played alongside Messi at the Nou Camp.
Messi is reportedly unhappy at the Spanish giants and is said to have fallen out with club vice-president Javier Faus, sparking rumours of a departure in the near future.