Toure denies "Man City departure" reports despite "birthday snub"
London: Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has denied speculations that he would leave the club after it emerged he is unhappy with his treatment as the club failed to acknowledge his birthday.
Toure`s agent had claimed that the club`s failure to acknowledge Toure`s 31st birthday - in principle to shake his hand - has led to the midfielder growing unhappy and undervalued with life at the Etihad.
However, The Independent reports that Toure joked on his Twitter account that his birthday card from the club arrived on Tuesday and added that he will clarify his situation at the club after the Brazil World Cup.
However, the Ivory Coast player urged his fans and the media not to take everything that does not come from him verbally as true, adding that his commitments towards the club should be judged by his performances.
But the player admitted that everything his agent has said about him (Toure) is true.
However, the report said that Toure`s agent`s comments look to be false given that City sent a tweet to Toure that each of their 1.73m followers were able to see on the day of his birthday on 13 May, and they also posted a video shortly after the Premier League celebrations that captured Toure`s birthday presentations.