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Yaya Toure makes Olympiacos exit after just 3 months

The Ivorian international ended his second spell with the Greek club after playing just three months and making just five appearances. A statement on the official site read as, “Olympiacos FC and Yaya Toure would like to announce to the fans that they have mutually agreed to end their cooperation.  Yaya is and remains an important member of the Olympiacos family, who has marked a central part of the history of the club. Olympiacos would like to thank him for everything he has offered to the Club.”

The 35-year-old Ex-Manchester City starlet returned to Kariskakis Stadium in September after spending eight years in Manchester City. But manager Pedro Martins used the Ivorian sparingly, giving him just five run-outs in as many months at the Athens club. And after being left out of Martins last five matchday squads, Toure has parted ways with Olympiacos with less than half of the campaign gone.

Toure played the whole of the 2005-06 campaign with Olympiacos in which he won the league and cup double before joining Monaco and eventually Barcelona where he won the Champions League in 2009. Neither Olympiacos nor Toure confirmed the length of the deal upon the move being announced earlier this season.

He described his relationship with Olympiacos as “special” upon re-joining them, but he will now be a free agent ahead of the January transfer window. West Ham had completed a medical, and it was speculated that Toure was headed for the London club. It is to be seen whether his one-time coach, Pellegrini wants the Ivorian once more in his team.

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