Ivory Coast legend Yaya Toure rejoins former club

Africa Focus By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 03/09/2018

Ivory Coast legend Yaya Toure rejoins former club Olympiacos on a free transfer having turned down interest from a number of other clubs.

The 35-year-old former Manchester City midfielder has been a free agent since ending his eight years spell with the Premier League Champions end of last season as he signs a one-year deal with The Red and Whites.

Toure made his name at the Piraeus club in the 2005-2006 season when he notches three goals in 20 appearances before embarking on his glittering career in Spain and England.

The four-time African footballer of the year Toure told the club official website."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.

"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. It is now time to let my football do the talking once again. Let's do this!"

Toure was presented on the front of his new club's fans on Sunday night, as their team won 5-0 against PAS Giannina.