Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure has been linked with a number of clubs during the summer but the out-of-favour Manchester City star ultimately chose to return to the club he left in 2006.
The 35-year-old was widely rumoured to remain in England and was linked with Arsenal after reports emerged he was undergoing a medical in London.
One of the most influential box-to-box midfielders of the last decade still opted to re-join Olympiacos where he spent a single year before moving to AS Monaco in 2006.
Toure played 20 league games in Greece and scored three goals, helping Olympiacos to a double that season and emerging as the club’s key players. He was described as ‘the new Patrick Vieira’ with his impressive performances attracting plenty of interest around the continent.
Twelve years after his departure, Toure is happy to be back with Olympiacos.
“It is an honour to be back at Olympiacos! When I left in 2006 I said I would come back and I am delighted to keep my word. I had offers from lots of clubs across Europe, Asia and the USA. Ultimately, I made my decision based on the special relationship I have with this incredible club.”, he said.
Olympiacos have yet to release any details abot the length of Toure’s deal. The Greek giants finished third in the Super League last season behind PAOK and AEK Athens, and will be hoping Yaya Toure will be able to propel them back to the throne.
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