Toure and agent donate six-figure sum to terrorist victims

Toure and agent donate six-figure sum to terrorist victims
Veteran Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure

by Graeme Jackson

Thursday May 25, 2017. 16:00

Manchester City’s Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure, along with his agent Dimitri Seluk, will donate £100,000 to help the victims of the Manchester Arena attack.

A suicide bomber struck at a pop concert at the Manchester Arena earlier this week, killing 22 people and leaving a further 64 with injuries.

Toure's agent Seluk told BBC Sport: "We want to help the victims - the families of the dead or those who are now in hospital.

"I spoke to Yaya on Tuesday and he was very shocked by the terrible news."

Seluk added: "We have arranged with the Manchester Evening News to help us get the money to the people who really need it.

"We don't want to send it somewhere and nobody knows where it will end up - we want to make sure it goes to people for whom every penny helps.

"I think it will take a few days to organise it, but Yaya is in England and can come and present the cheque whenever it is needed.

"Yaya loves Manchester and has a big affinity with the city and its people.

"This fund is a chance for us to get the money to the right people, which is very important."

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