Sometimes we say that luck brings them. So that’s what happens everywhere and of course in football. At the age of 35, the great midfielder, Yaya Toure, made the big decision to return to Olympiakos, who had worn his shirt successfully 12 years ago! Since then, of course, the Côte d’Ivoire footballer has made an impressive career in a row in AS Monaco (2006-7), FC Barcelona (2007-10) and Manchester City until recently. During this time, remember that Yaya a won a lot of money and glory. With the Catalunya team he won both the La Liga and the UEFA Champions League in Rome in 2009.
Then, with English, Manchester City signed a 5-year contract on July 2, 2010 he won the English Premier League three times (2012, 2014, 2018), the English Cup (2011) and three League Cups (2014, 2016, 2018).
Of course, we have to mention that Yaya started his career in Belgian, Beveren in 2001 (stayed until 2003) and then moved to Ukrainian, Metallurg Donetsk (2003-2005).
Olympiakos, announced with a tweet the acquisition of a 35-year-old from Côte d’Ivoire. Despite the fact that the transfer period expired on Friday (31/8), Toure as a free man now had the right to sign Olympiakos until September 14, but he had already decided to come to Greece and the «red-white».
It is an honour to be back at @olympiacos_org ! ?
When I left in 2006 I said I would come back and I am delighted to keep my word. ??
— Yaya Touré (@YayaToure) September 2, 2018
Toure, who had realized he could not stay in Manchester City unless he preferred to be on the podium, made the decision not to go to another Premier League club but to return to Olympiakos, who has big plans to attend at the UEFA Europa league . Speaking to the contacts he had with the big shareholder and owner of the «red-eyed», he understood that in the Greek team he may well play a leading role and he liked it.
So she agreed to wear again, after 12 years, the «red-white jersey».
The 35-year-old midfielder in his first statements on the official channel of Olympiakos spoke about his return to the Reds as a dream come true. Yaya Toure on Sunday 2/9 with his agent, Dmitri Seluk gave the «present» to his «George Karaiskakis» suites, and watched Olympiakos’s impressive victory by 5-0 on PAS Giannina.
• Ένας Olympiacos FC από τα παλιά παίζοντας με πλάνο ,ομαδικότητα,ενέργεια και πάθος κατάφερε να μας χαρίσει μια θεαματική και άνετη νίκη.Ολη η ομάδα πήρε άριστα και θα ήταν άδικο να σταθούμε σε συγκεκριμένα ονόματα.•Το πιο σημαντικό από την νίκη είναι πως επέστρεψε στο κόσμο η επιθυμία να πηγαίνει γήπεδο ,να απολαμβάνει την ομάδα που αγαπάει και ονειρευέται.Είναι νωρίς αλλά τελευταία φορά που η ομάδα έπαιζε τόσο θεαματικά ήταν επί εποχής Βαλβέρδε.•Διακοπή πρωταθλήματος για 2 βδομάδες που πιθανόν θα λειτουργήσει ευεργετικά για την ομάδα με τον Πέδρο Μαρτίνς να δουλεύει την φυσική κατάσταση αλλά και την ενσωμάτωση των νέων αποκτημάτων.ΥΓ : Η Εξυγίανση καλά κρατεί από την 2η αγωνιστική.ΥΓ 2 : Δυο δικέφαλοι ανταγωνίζονται ποιο είναι πιο μούφα πενάλτι.. Του Πριγιοβιτς ή του Μάνταλου.#OLYMPIAKOS #OLYPAS #ΟΛΥΜΠΙΑΚΟΣ
Gepostet von Ολυμπιακή Άποψη am Montag, 3. September 2018
In fact, he was proudly wearing Olympiakos’s shirt, having placed on it a red-white scarf. His name was heard quite often by enthusiastic fans of his new team. After the end of the match with the Epirotes, Yaya Toure, Olympiakos’s new great transfer, went to his teammates and congratulated them for their victory.
Shortly before entering the court, NOVA’s camera attempted to get Toure’s statements, but the great African midfielder, smiling, was content to say, «I’m glad I came back home.»
Toure is now expected to be listed on the European list for the difficult games of the «red-juniors» in Juventus League with AC Milan, Betis and Dudelange in the 6th group.
Yaya Toure told Olympiacos TV
Welcome back to Piraeus, welcome to the Olympiakos family! What are the first thoughts, the first feelings, after your return here?
«I’m really happy, really happy, it’s hard to deny a proposal when it comes from your family, it’s been a long time ago, I was back in the past and despite the suggestions I had, I wanted to come back here. Marinakis did everything to facilitate my return. «
What is the message you send to Olympiakos fans who are eager to see you in Karaiskakis?
«I look forward to playing with Olympiakos jersey, I have a tremendous willingness to play and I have to say that I see myself struggling for a long while, I did not imagine my return coming back when I was thinking about it, and it is something that has taken place with me is pleased.
It is very special to me. Here I really feel like I’m home to my family. The fans are very important to me and always, wherever I met them, for example at an airport or something, they were telling me how much they want to go back to Olympics one day! It is a dream come true. «
The bottom line is that Olympiakos is now gaining momentum, both for the championship that aspires to win the top and for a long run in the Europa League.
— Olympiacos FC (@olympiacos_org) September 2, 2018