Ivory Coast international Yaya Touré has acquired the British citizenship, his agent Dimitry Seluk confirmed in a tweet on Wednesday.
Seluk wrote: “My congratulations to Yaya Toure! He is a British citizen now. Today he received a document.”
My congratulations to @YayaToure! He's a British citizen now. Today he received a document. 👏🏴— Dimitry Seluk (@dmitriseluk) 29 August 2018
After leaving Manchester City following a row with Pep Guardiola, lots of speculation has been made regarding where will the now-British citizen play this season.
The midfielder has been a free agent since leaving Manchester City at the end of last season. Now, he is the protagonist of a transfer mystery, with people speculating which club will he join this year.
Earlier this week, Seluk claimed Touré had passed a medical in London and was ‘close to signing a new contract.’
🔥🔥🔥 Toure @YayaToure has passed a medical in London. Yaya is close to signing a new contract.— Dimitry Seluk (@dmitriseluk) 28 August 2018
Through a selection of tweets, the midfielder’s agent has been giving hints of Yaya’s new club.
The 35-year-old was linked with a move to West Ham, however, the Hammers’ boss Manuel Pellegrini dismissed those rumors two weeks ago.
Also, Seluk said that West Ham was not the club for Touré, as the Hammers are currently bottom of the league with no points in three matches.
It's not West Ham, 100%.— Dimitry Seluk (@dmitriseluk) 28 August 2018
Yaya is a champion. The last place is not for him 😃 https://t.co/eDGeI0EvFf
The agent also dismissed Crystal Palace, as he joked about Roy Hodgson’s lack of interest in his players’ birthdays.
Four Premier League London teams remain - Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham and Fulham – with many pointing out that lower league clubs should not be discarded.
Several reports also claim that Touré is set to join Greek club Olympiakos, despite Seluk’s ‘London Club’ announcement.
Most recently, the agent tweeted the midfielder’s new club played against Burnley in August, apparently reducing the options to Fulham or Olympiakos.