January 19th, 2012
Yaya Touré: Conned Out Of Three Cases Of Wine
Get rich (and drunk) is exactly what one man did after he successfully posed as Yaya Touré’s football agent.
Last November, an unidentified man described as “hip” and having “a number of footballer friends” approached a fine wine shop in Luxembourg on behalf of his Manchester City star client. The story he told was a good one – he was in charge of organising a “players’ party” for two famous footballers in London. With minimal coaxing and a Barclays bank account to cover the cost of 30 vintage bottles of wine (retail value: £22,000), the store shipped three cases of France’s finest to an address in Hither Green, South London as instructed.
Only, there were two problems:
1. The delivery location was nothing more than a mid-grade hair salon, which the Luxembourg store found out about after the goods were dropped off.
2. The man’s bank account and its details were fake. Meaning, the Toure’s supposed ‘agent’ bounced with three dozen bottles of vino and the store never got their monayz.
A genius, but morally wrong idea, if we do say so ourselves.
As The Sun reports, Touré knew nada about the scam or man behind it.