Yaya Toure Considering Options after Olympiakos Departure
Former Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has hinted that he may be returning to the Premier League after cutting short his spell with Greek outfit Olympiakos. The 35-year-old moved to the Greek club only in the summer, but he has cut short his time back in December through mutual consent. The club were actively seeking a solution in order to reduce the wage bill, as they have been facing a lot of financial issues over the last year. As one of the highest paid players in the squad, Toure was a major burden on the club and they have decided to part company.
Toure has been heavily linked with a move back to English football where he had a tremendously successful time with Manchester City. He almost single-handedly helped with the club win several titles before being ultimately frozen out of the first team since Pep Guardiola came to the team. He has also been reportedly interested in the possibility of moving to Scottish football, where his brother Kolo Toure has been working with Celtic. Kolo Toure has been in Scottish football since his playing days and he is currently part of the coaching staff at the table leaders. Toure has spoken with a lot of respect for Celtic and Brendan Rodgers would a lot to handle a player who was immensely successful in the Premier League not too long ago.
"Celtic is a great team. “Let me speak with Brendan, then we will see.You never know, maybe I could end up in Scotland“ or England... or maybe France, anyway, I want a choice to maybe play one more year at a high level and after that, I will decide where I will go," he told Sky Sports. Yaya Toure was “an incredibly successful player“ for the Ivory Coast national team after picking up 101 caps.