yaya toure set for greek move?

09:15    30 Aug 2018

Yaya Toure
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.

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