Gerard points Toure to Barca
By Lucas Brown
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Gerard has revealed that Yaya Toure is open to a move to Barcelona.Former Barcelona midfielder Gerard has revealed that Yaya Toure has been grilling him for information about the Catalan club after being linked with a move to Camp Nou.
With a host of teams chasing the 24-year-old, Barca have the inside track as Gerard has been able to help sell the idea to his Monaco team-mate.
The younger brother of Arsenal defender Kolo, Yaya Toure has been linked with a move to Manchester United, Chelsea, Milan, Lyon and the Blaugrana.
Frank Rijkaard has already pinpointed the defensive midfield position as one that needs bolstering and the Ivory Coast star fits the bill.
Speaking to COM Radio, Gerard explained how influential Toure could become at Barca and revealed that he has been doing his best to guide him towards a move to the club.
"A few months ago I told him that Barcelona had called me to ask about him as a player and he had no idea about it," revealed Gerard.
"Since then he has been asking me about the club, the city, the fans and has always something to say about Barca."
Gerard admitted that if Toure were to leave Monaco during the summer then it would be a big blow.
"He is very important for us," added Gerard. "He is an offensive player, technically gifted and incredibly strong."