Yaya Toure leaves club just three months after joining them 2 years ago

Yaya Toure leaves club just three months after joining them

Former Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has left Olympiacos just three months after joining the club.

Toure left City to join the Athenian club during the summer but has played just two games since his arrival and has agreed to leave the club by mutual consent.


The club confirmed the news in a statement:

"Olympiakos and Yaya Toure would like to announce to the fans that they have mutually agreed to end their cooperation. Yaya is leaving as a friend and the doors at Olympiakos will always be open for him. Our paths will surely cross again."

Olympiacos currently sit third in the Greek Superleague with eight wins from 13 games.

Toure was initially linked with a move to West Ham earlier this season but the move ultimately fell through with Hammers manager, and Toure's former manager at Manchester City, Manuel Pellegrini, ruling out a move for the player.

"I spoke with Yaya," Pellegrini told reporters earlier this year. "I know how I perceive him as a person and as a player. I think he is a very good player.

"But in the moment we were doing our squad list that position was covered by other players. We needed money to bring in other positions, so I explained to Yaya clearly why he cannot come here.

"I hope he will find a good club, a big club, because he is a very good player.

"He wanted to stay in England. When I was at Manchester City he received also another offer from China, from other countries, but he always told me he wanted to stay here in England. I support that 100 per cent."