Yaya Toure could be leaving Manchester City in the summer after he was promised a new contract but nothing has materialised, according to his agent.
Dimitri Seluk said Toure had “various offers” but had yet to make a decision. Here are four clubs that the ex-Barcelona midfielder could end up at…
It might not seem like the most obvious fit given Jurgen Klopp’s pressing style but if Toure opts to remain in the Premier League, Liverpool is his most likely option according to the bookies. A chance to reunite with Kolo would also give fans the opportunity to sing that infamous chant once again.
Inter Milan appear to be in pole position to sign the Ivory Coast international. The Italian league would suit Toure’s playing style and the opportunity to link up with ex-City boss Roberto Mancini is likely to be welcomed by both parties. A stumbling block could be the wages on offer, Toure is currently on a reported £200,000-a-week.
New York City
At 32 Toure could follow his peers in joining the MLS and where else would make more sense than the club run by the same owners as Man City. New York City have already attracted the likes of David Villa, Andrea Pirlo and Toure’s former Blues team-mate, Frank Lampard. City’s Abu Dhabi owners have previously intervened to stress how important he is to the club – their seemingly close relationship could help pave the way for Toure’s move to North America.
Chinese Super League
A host of big names have left to join the Chinese Super League in recent months including former Chelsea midfielder Ramires and the finance to attract Toure is certainly there. It is rumoured he would prefer a move to North America than China but from what we know of footballers and their draw to the big money, China is a real possibility.