Manchester City received a wake up call on the transfer front when superstar midfielder YaYa Toure mentioned in an interview that he would not be averse to a move back to France to play for current super team Paris St. Germain. Of all the moves that are taking place within the European transfer window, in particular throughout the English Premier League, this statement by the Manchester City star probably made the management and coaching staff feel as if they had been hit by a two-by-four plank on the top of their head by Manchester United's Sir Alex Ferguson while having their morning tea.
The current edition of Manchester City could probably survive the loss of almost any player but YaYa Toure as he is by far the best midfielder on the squad and in the Premier League. If he were to leave the team and they are already preparing to lose Joleon Lescott to West Ham as he wants more playing time this squad would quickly begin to experience what hated rival Manchester United is experiencing which is average to sub par midfield play.
Knowledgeable footballers understand that there is no equal replacements for great players and YaYa Toure is a great player of which there are few equals in the world. He is both very creative and a workhorse who dominates the midfield when on the pitch. If he were to play for PSG they would likely become a team that could beat Bayern Munich anywhere in the world but Manchester City would become vulnerable both within the Premier League and its games outside of England.
Manchester City has been put on notice by YaYa Toure that he wants to play with the best talent available and as such they should look to bring on more stars and create an even better squad or he may move to a team such as PSG because he is interested in playing with the best players in the world on a daily basis.