Former Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has revealed that he wants to play alongside Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.
The Ivorian veteran midfielder has claimed that he wants to teach the France international somethings in football.
With United manager Jose Mourinho is now looking for retired Michael Carrick, Toure asked if he could be considered as the potential candidate.
“Yeah he just left,” Toure tells MEN Sport. “Let’s see, let’s see.”
“I don’t rule big teams out. The big teams are very important for me. What they want to achieve, the way they want to go, for me is very important.”
“I want to go somewhere I can win and achieve.”
“It’s going to be hard one day to play against City. But I have to do that. It is part of my job.”
“I’ve been playing football for such a long time, I’m no good in the office or something else. I am good in football.”
“To see myself at a different club is going to be difficult, I have been such a big part of City for such a long time now. I just want to say that definitely, I will continue to play at a high level – Champions League or Europa League.”
“I want to play two more years. They have to be at the higher level and then I can do something else.”
When asked if he can give a recommendation for his replacement, Toure replied: “I love Paul Pogba.”
“I love Kevin (de Bruyne) as well and I love (David) Silva. Silva was my player.”
“It is difficult because you have to be good on all things. Silva is short and strong.”
“When I was in the academy in Africa I had to run everywhere, get box to box in 50 seconds. It’s something I’ve been loving to do.
“Pogba is the same size, power – but different in the way he wants to go. Technically as well, the ability to score goals as well. It is a player I want to play with, to be honest, just to teach him some things.”
“Pogba is a great player,” he says. “He’s a fantastic player. He’s a little bit young at the moment.”
Toure, 35, has been at the Etihad Stadium since 2010 and scored 79 goals in 316 appearances for the Citizens.