Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure
Saturday Apr 29, 2017. 12:00
Paul Pogba would have signed for Manchester City instead of their cross-town rivals if Ivory Coast star Yaya Toure has his way.
The French midfielder moved from Juventus to Manchester United for a world-record fee at the start of the current season.
Yet Toure had hoped to see Pogba in light blue rather than red, even if it meant the midfielder would have probably taken his place in the Citizens’ line-up.
"He's a good lad,” Toure said in regards to Pogba.
"He's clever and I'm a bit disappointed, because I spoke with him in the past and I wanted him to come to City - but it didn't happen."
Toure played the full 90 minutes as Man City were held to a goalless draw by 10-man United in a Premier League derby earlier this week. Pogba missed the match due to injury.