Yaya Toure responds when asked about potential Celtic move


Toure has been linked with a surprise move to Celtic.

Olympiakos' Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure (R) vies for the ball with F91 Dudelange's German midfielder Edisson Jordanov  during the UEFA Europa League Group F second-leg football match...

Yaya Toure has opened the door over a potential move to Celtic when talking on Sky Sports' coverage of former side Manchester City's 3-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday night.

The 35-year-old is a free agent after a short return to Greek side Olympiakos was cut short after the three-time Premier League champion managed only five appearances in the first half of the 2018-19 campaign.


According to Greek outlet Gazzetta.gr, Manchester City icon Toure is interesting Celtic with the Scottish champions said to be planning a move to sign the 97-time Ivory Coast international.


Toure was asked if he was considering a move to Glasgow, where older brother Kolo is working as a coach after a short sting in the side as a player. He responded, somewhat jokingly, by suggesting that Kolo could help arrange a deal.

"Celtic's a great team. But let me speak with Brendan and we will see. Maybe Kolo is arranging something for me," Toure said. "But we never know, maybe I can end up in Scotland or back in England. I want one more year at a high level."

Yaya Toure of Manchester City celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the UEFA Champions League Group E match between Manchester City and CSKA Moscow on November 5, 2014 in...

Toure is a legend at City after clocking up 316 appearances for the Citizens, scoring 79 goals and creating 50 more. He won three Premier League titles, an FA Cup and three League Cup winners' medals.

The Hoops have already made three signings this month, bringing in PSG teen Timothy Weah on loan, striker Vakoun Issouf Bayo and Scotland international Oliver Burke on loan from West Bromwich Albion.

Yaya Toure of the Ivory Coast reacts during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group C match between Greece and Cote D'Ivoire at Estadio Castelao on June 24, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil.

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