Ivory Coast’s Yaya Toure returns to Olympiacos


Former Manchester City and Barcelona midfielder Yaya Toure has rejoined Greek Super League side Olympiakos after rejecting offers from Europe, the United States and Asia.
The 35-year-old Ivory Coast international made his name at the Piraeus club in the 2005-2006 season before going on to win several major trophies in lengthier spells at Barcelona and Manchester City.

“When I left in 2006 I said I would come back and I am delighted to keep my word,” Toure said on his official website

“I made my decision based on the special relationship I have with this incredible club. It is an honour to be back.”

“I am as hungry for success now as I was when I first arrived here many years ago and I cannot wait to help the club win the trophies the great fans of Olympiacos deserve” Toure added.

The Greek league leaders confirmed the move but did not give financial details. Local media said Toure would be paid around 2.5 million euros ($2.9 million) for one season.

Toure was released by Manchester City after a limited role last season, bringing an end to eight seasons at the club where he won three Premier League titles, two League Cups and the FA Cup.

His return has excited Olympiakos fans with the team having just had its worst season in 23 years – third place after winning 20 league titles in 22 seasons

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