BSP-15 Yaya Toure leaves Olympiakos after playing only five matches

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Yaya Toure leaves Olympiakos after playing only five matches

PIRAEUS, Greece, Dec 11, 2018 (BSS/AFP) – Former Manchester City and
Barcelona midfielder Yaya Toure has left Olympiakos for a second time, after
only playing five times, the Greek Super League club announced on Tuesday.

Toure, 35, joined Olympiakos three months after originally making his mark
in Europe with the Greek side during the 2005-2006 season.

“Olympiacos FC and Yaya Toure would like to announce to the fans that they
have mutually agreed to end their cooperation,” an announcement by the club
said.

“Yaya is leaving as a friend and the doors at Olympiacos will always be
open for him,” the announcement added.

A Champions League winner with Barcelona in 2009, Toure only started three
games since returning to Greece as a free agent in September.

Toure was one of Manchester City’s key signings that helped the club win
three Premier League titles but was released at the end of last season.

Toure has made 101 international appearances and scored 19 goals for the
Ivory Coast.

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