Yaya Toure leaves Brazilian club 'disgusted' after transfer U-turn

Former Man City star Yaya Toure has been blasted by a club in Brazil after Botafogo’s vice-president Ricardo Rotenberg claimed he had misled them in transfer talks.

Toure, it is claimed, had given Botafogo his word that he would sign for the club after talks over a deal.

However, it has now emerged that Toure has committed to join Vasco da Gama instead – if presidential candidate Leven Siano is elected as the club’s president.

The 37-year-old has been without a club since leaving Chinese League One side Qingdao Huanghai six months ago.

The former City midfielder appeared on Siano’s Instagram page saying: “I want to thank Leven for including me in this project.

“I can hardly wait to see all the Vasco fans very soon. It is going to be Vasco.”

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But Rotenberg has taken aim at Toure, saying: “I’m disgusted. He’s a guy who’s word means nothing. He has an attitude but no character.”

Toure left City in the summer of 2018 after 315 appearances and 82 goals.

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