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Official: Two months after Manchester City exit, Yaya Touré finally joins new club

Manchester City icon Yaya Touré has finally found a new club after his contract at the Etihad expired on 30 June, with the Ivorian midfielder returning to Olympiacos in Greece.

35-year-old Touré had hoped to stay in England but received no concrete offers and instead returns to Athens where he played with Greek giants Olympiacos from 2005 until 2006.

Yaya arrived in Athens on a private flight shortly before 5pm on Sunday night and was given a warm greeting by fans before heading to the Stadio Georgios Karaiskáki to watch his new club play PAS Giannina.

Touré signed off on a fantastic eight-year spell at City by winning the Premier League then getting a special farewell ceremony, but in the eyes of many soured his legacy with an explosive interview given to France Football in which he made serious allegations against Pep Guardiola.

Nevertheless, Touré’s accomplishments at City can never be forgotten as he helped the club end a long and painful trophy drought at Wembley in the 2011 FA Cup final and played a huge part in the 2011/12 and 2013/14 title-winning campaigns, with many believing the latter to be his best season in sky blue.

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