Despite speculation linking free agent Yaya Toure with a London club, it appears the Ivory Coast legend will be continuing his career in Greece.
The veteran midfielder has been without a club since leaving Manchester City at the end of last season. According to The Mirror, Greek top flight side Olympiakos will be securing the 35-year-old services.
Toure has played for the Athens-based side before, helping them win a league and cup double in 2005/06. From there he went on to play for Monaco, Barcelona and Manchester City.
This news comes as a surprise given that Toure’s representative, Dimitri Seluk, tweeted on Tuesday that his client “has passed a medical in London”, adding: “Yaya is close to signing a new contract.”
The agent may have been referring to the Ivorian’s successful application for British citizenship: “My congratulations to @YayaToure! He's a British citizen now. Today he received a document,” Seluk Tweeted on Wednesday evening.
It has also been reported that Toure turned down the chance to join Ligue 1 sides Nice – where he could have been managed by fellow former Premier League great Patrick Vieira – and Olympique Marseille.