Manchester City’s midfielder Yaya Toure has revealed his club displayed a lackadaisical attitude towards his late brother. Information Nigeria understands.
The Ivorian while on International duty received the sad news of the death of his brother aged 28, who was battling with cancer.
Now, Yaya Toure has told the press exclusively that Manchester City denied him visits to his sick brother after their title victory.
He [Ibrahim] was my confidant, my best friend too. City did not want to give me a few days [before leaving for the World Cup with Ivory Coast],” Yaya said, as quoted by France Football and Goal.
The player revealed he was busy celebrating the English Premier League title triumph, while his brother was on the sick-bed, and regrets embarking on such decision.
“I went to celebrate the league title in Abu Dhabi, while my brother was dying in his bed.” Toure continued.
“Afterwards, I was angry with myself for not having insisted. For not having enforced [my absence from the trip]. However, my [City] officials knew that I was suffering for a few months at seeing my brother’s health decline.”
This is not the first time Toure and City have been on the media headlines. Last time, we reported exclusively that the player was planning to leave the club after City did not celebrate their influential talisman on his Birthday.