‘Yaya was better than Sergio’

Kolo Toure has mused on how playing behind an ‘inferior’ Sergio Busquets saw Yaya Toure decide to leave Barcelona for Manchester City.

The Ivory Coast international joined his brother at Eastlands in the summer of 2010 for a fee around the €30m mark.

Kolo Toure, who has since left and is now a Liverpool player, has mused that Pep Guardiola’s support of Sergio Busquets over Yaya influenced the midfielder’s decision to leave the Camp Nou.

“Managers come to clubs bringing players with them and they want to pick them at all costs – whether they are any good or not,” Kolo considered in today’s edition of The Sun.

“Yaya was much better than Sergio Busquets at Barcelona. But he was behind him in the pecking order and he found that hard to accept.

“I advised him to come to Manchester City while I was still there. He listened to his big brother's advice – and now he is the big boss on the field for them.”

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