Yaya Toure's agent Dmitry Selyuk has announced that his client has retired from football after a successful 18-year career and he is now planning to go into coaching.
Since leaving Olympiacos in December 2018, the Ivory Coast football legend has been without a club, although he has been seen doing some punditry job.
Toure lifted the Premier League title with Manchester City last season before leaving the club after a reported row with manager Pep Guardiola.
''I say this for the first time. Yaya decided to end his career as a champion.
''The farewell match when he won the Premier League title with Manchester City was in principle, the real end of his playing career. Not only in this team, but in general.
''Yaya is one of the best players in Africa and he had one of the brightest careers in the history of African football.
''Therefore, he should also leave football beautifully at the peak. We talked for a long time on this topic,'' Selyuk explained according to Daily Mail.
Toure began his professional career in Belgium with Beveren before spells with Ukrainian club Metalurh Donetsk, Olympiacos, Monaco, Barcelona and Manchester City.
He hangs up his boots having won 17 trophies including three Premier League titles, the La Liga title and the Champions League.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Ivorian football star Yaya Toure was expected to arrive in London and he is said to be aiming of making a return to the Premier League.
The 35-year-old former Barcelona and Manchester City star was on Tuesday, December 12, reported to have been sacked by Greek club Olympiakos.
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