Former Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure Eyes a Move to the Italian Serie A


Former Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has cooled down speculations of his retirement, believing he still has some football in him as he eyes a move to the Italian Serie A.

The 37-year-old Manchester City legend revealed that he is not ready to retire as he talked up prospects of a move to the Seria A.

After leaving Manchester City, Toure also played for Chinese club Qingdao Huanghai, but after terminating his contract in January, the midfielder moved to English League Two side Leyton Orient where he briefly trained.

Toure believes that despite being 37-year-old, and the sun is coming down fast on his career, he can still perform at the highest level.

The former Ivory Coast international then went on to speak about the prospects of a move to Italy as he stated his love for the Seria A.

Speaking to Tuttomercatoweb, Yaya Toure said: “My career won’t go on forever, but I know that I have another one or two seasons left in me.

“I didn’t realize how much I’d miss playing football. I miss the energy, the locker room, the team spirit and the feeling you get when you win games.

“I am studying to get my coaching badges, but I have a lifetime ahead of me to try that avenue. If I stop playing now, when I still feel in good shape, I’ll always regret it.”

Speaking on a potential Serie A move, he said: “I’d like to play in Italy, as I’ve never played there before, but maybe also in France or England, where I have great memories. I’d be ready for any challenge Serie A puts in front of me.

“It’s not about money. This is about football. I want to play because I know that I can still play.”

Toure also revealed that a move to the Serie A was on the cards in the past, as Inter Milan were keen on his signature.

“When Roberto Mancini was at Inter and I was playing for Manchester City, it’s true there was an approach, but then things went in another direction.”

Yaya Toure spent eight seasons at Manchester City, where he won three Premier League titles, two League Cups, and one FA Cup as he attained the Legend status for the Citizens.


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