Jamie Redknapp expects midfielder Yaya Toure to remain at Manchester City next season, despite his complaints about a lack of respect shown to him by the club at his birthday celebrations.
The 31-year-old, who still has three years left to run on his current deal, initially used Twitter to distance himself from comments made by his agent Dimitry Seluk but then reversed his position in a television interview.
Nevertheless, Redknapp says the Ivory Coast international is likely to remain at the Etihad Stadium next year amid rumours of a return to Barcelona, whom Toure left to join City in 2010.
Jamie Redknapp: "I'll be amazed if he's not a Man City player at the start of next season.
"These things are normally an agent angling for a new contract and maybe he looks at other players - across the road Wayne Rooney's getting £300,000 a week, so they say - and may think 'well, that's what I should be on'.
"I thought I'd heard it all, but this (the complaint about Toure's birthday celebrations) is a new one to me.
" I was at the Etihad for the last game of the season and the reception he got when they called out his name to go and get his medal was the biggest, they absolutely idolise him there."