MLS Clubs Line Up For Yaya Toure

MLS Clubs Line Up For Yaya Toure

Yaya Toure could be the latest big name to join MLS this summer.

Dylan Walsh

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has been linked with a move to the MLS, according to reports in the British press.

The unsettled midfielder has been seeking a way out of the Premier League giants for some time now, and it looks like Toure’s way out of Manchester City will be through a move to America.

New York, Orlando rumored

The New York Red Bulls and Orlando City are both reported to be interested in the Ivory Coast captain, however there could also be interest from New York City FC, who are the sister club of Manchester City.

But, MLS clubs face competition from China, where it is rumoured that Toure could earn up to £450,000-a-week if he was to move the growing league. However, Toure is more keen on a move to America due to the lifestyle of the States and the competitiveness of the league compared to what is on offer in the Far East.

Not the best history with Pep Guardiola

With Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola set to join Manchester City in the summer as a replacement for Manuel Pellegrini, Toure is set to be one of the big names at the club set for the chop by the Spaniard.

Guardiola was not a fan of Toure when the former Barcelona midfielder took over at the Catalan club in 2008, as the new manager preferred an emerging Sergio Busquets in the holding midfield role over Toure.

Toure was eventually sold to Manchester City in the summer of 2010 for £24 million after playing just six times for Barcelona the previous season.

The 32-year-old went on to be a pivotal player for Manchester City in the following years. He won two Premier League titles with City, and during his time in England Toure was named African Player of the Year four times on the bounce.