Yaya Toure closing in on return to Olympiacos despite his agent hinting the veteran midfielder could be moving to a London club
- Free agent Yaya Toure is on the verge of a return to Greek side Olympiacos
- The Ivorian spent the 2005-06 season in Athens, before joining Monaco
- His agent, Dimitry Seluk announced the player had passed a medical on Twitter
Yaya Toure is on the verge of rejoining Olympiacos after being released by Manchester City this summer.
The Ivorian is a free agent after his contract at the Etihad wasn’t renewed, and he looks set for a move back to Athens.
According to the Mirror, Toure is set to earn £2million a year after tax when the deal is completed.
Yaya Toure is on the verge of signing a contract with Olympiacos after completing a medical
The 35-year-old is a free agent after being released by champions Manchester City in June
His agent Dimitry Seluk had earlier hinted that a deal was close, teasing on Twitter that his client had ‘passed a medical in London’.
That comment had fans from clubs across the capital musing if the four-time African Footballer of the Year was staying put in the UK, but was quickly shot down by Seluk.
Asked by a few excited West Ham fans if he was moving to the London Stadium, he bit back: ‘It’s not West Ham, 100%. Yaya is a champion. The last place is not for him.’
Toure spent one season at Olympiacos at the age of 22, joining in 2005 from Ukrainian side Metalurh Donetsk.
He quickly moved on, joining Monaco the following season, before his career took off following moves to Barcelona and City.
Toure has previously spent a season with the club, joining them in 2005 before moving on