Yaya Toure has rejoined Olympiakos having left the club in 2006. In the meantime, he played for Monaco, Barcelona and Manchester City but finished his contract with Pep Guardiola's side this summer and was looking for a new club.
"The four time African footballer of the year had a number of offers over the summer, from all corners of the globe, but decided on a move to Greece and is determined to win more trophies with his new club," an official statement by the player read.
It is an honour to be back at @olympiacos_org ! 😊— Yaya Touré (@YayaToure) 2 September 2018
When I left in 2006 I said I would come back and I am delighted to keep my word. 🙌🏾
FULL STATEMENT here: https://t.co/fBBwNFNLi7#YayaIsBack pic.twitter.com/hTG7DysRet
His agent, Dimitry Seluk, announced on his Twitter account almost a week ago that Toure had passed a medical in London and was close to signing with a new club.
“It is an honour to be back at Olympiacos! When I left in 2006 I said I would come back and I am delighted to keep my word. I had offers from lots of clubs across Europe, Asia and the USA. Ultimately, I made my decision based on the special relationship I have with this incredible club," Toure said in his statement.
“I am as hungry for success now as I was when I first arrived here many years ago and I cannot wait to help the club win the trophies the great fans of Olympiacos deserve.
“It is now time to let my football do the talking once again. Let’s do this!”