Yaya Toure set to play for Chinese second-tier side Qingdao Huanghai

Former Manchester City and Barcelona midfielder, Yaya Toure is set to prolong his playing career by another two years with a move to the Chinese second division Qingdao Huanghai.

Having run the midfield at Barcelona before an immensely successful spell at the Etihad, Toure looked to be winding down his career at Olympiacos. It’s a bit of a far cry from Champions League finals and Premier League run-ins but Toure will be happy to have found a way to prolong his career.

Qingdao are top of the division and hope the Ivorian can help them seal promotion to the China Super League after an injury to their captain Juan Verdu and he’s scheduled for a medical at the club.

The news comes days after his agent, Dmitry Selyuk, claimed he was set to retire, since leaving Olympiacos six months ago. He later took to Twitter to refute the claims that he was retiring and ready to move into coaching.

Toure has been without a club for six months now having left the Greek side – but it seems his time as a free agent is over

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