Yaya Toure joins Chinese club Qingdao Huanghai


Former Barcelona and Manchester City midfielder, Yaya Toure, has joined China’s second-tier football club, Qingdao Huanghai

The former Ivory Coast international made the announcement on his official website, saying it was an “exciting” challenge.

“Since the start of my football career, I have always loved challenges and now I have decided to take this new challenge and make history once again with Qingdao Huanghai Football Club.

“This is a very exciting young club with a lot of potential and we share the same philosophy – that is to play beautiful football. It will be my great honour to grow and succeed with this club,” Toure said in a statement.

“I believe my experiences in football will offer something new to this growing club and together we can make great history! I can’t wait to let my football do the magic once again, let’s enjoy football together,” he added.

Toure has been without a club since December following a three-month stint with Olympiacos in Greece. He is expected to make his debut on Saturday when Qingdao host Zhejiang Greentown.


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