Former Manchester City and Barcelona midfielder, Yaya Toure has declared that fellow country man Nicolas Pepe will come good for Arsenal. The Ivory Coast legend was speaking on a radio interview when he was asked about Pepe’s form with the Gunners.

Toure stated that it will be difficult for his fellow country man to settle immediately into his new environment. He admitted that Pepe has a huge talent but coming from Ligue 1 to the Premier League will take some time before the player can truly discover his peak form and produce consistently for his new club. Toure who worked with Arteta at Man City said he is convinced that the former Everton midfielder is the right man to bring the best out of Pepe.

You’re Looking for a Move to Botafogo

It has been reported that Yaya Toure, famous as the former midfielder from Manchester City is eyeing on a move to Botafogo. The ex-Barcelona world-class player has recently played for Qingdao Huanghai, the Chinese side, along with who has been able to score goals two times in his 14 appearances. But his contract with the club from Asia has already expired in 2019. And this is the reason why the Brazilian side is ready to take the 36-year-old footballer into their team on the basis of a free transfer. It is believed by some that the agents who work for Toure are having talks and discussions with the club. A contract between him and the club is set to be finalized soon.

However, Botafogo might require some assistance financially from a lot of investors for completing the signing of Toure, the former international player from the Ivory Coast. This is exactly what happened with Keisuke Honda. He was also signed with the club recently just after the board was able to manage to get cash in hand for agreeing to the contract with the Japanese who is known for his playmaking skills.
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Nemanja Matic, a Tough Opponent, Says Toure

It’s surprising to know that Yaya Toure, the famous footballer from Manchester City, has named Nemanja Matic, the midfielder from Manchester United as his toughest and biggest opponent. During the eight years of Toure with Man City, he has played a lot of matches against Matic in different championships and competitions. Toure has also helped Manchester City to win the Premier League titles thrice before leaving English football the previous year. The legend footballer from Ivory Coast has even helped in winning the FA Cup during his period at the Etihad.

Nemanja Matic was known as a vital player for Jose Mourinho who was the former coach of Manchester United. But during the time of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, he fell out of favor from the team. Although, he has high hopes to restart his career in football after returning from his injury. Matic, the midfielder from Serbia has been able to enjoy two spells with Chelsea before joining Manchester United in the year 2017. Toure was already playing for the City during that time.
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Manchester City legend Yaya Toure is reportedly touting a move to the MLS or the Chinese Super League according to reports. Toure has been without a club since leaving Greek side Olympiakos last season and there have been speculations about the midfielder retiring. However, there are reports that say that several clubs have approached Toure in recent weeks.

The 36-year-old feels that he can still play for 2 seasons and has been weighing offers from the MLS and Chinese Super League. Toure is considered as one of the finest midfielders to have graced the Premier League in the past decade.


Manchester City are confident of completing contract negotiations for star forward Leroy Sane according to reports. Both parties have been in negotiations in the since last summer without any major breakthrough.


There had been reports that the German star was demanding a wage offer of £200,000 a week. However it has been reported that the Cityzenshave made major headway in the negotiations.

Yaya Toure Announces Retired from Football Playing

Yaya Toure who played for Manchester City, Barcelona and as the midfielder of Ivory Coast has now announced his retirement from playing football. He is not interested in coaching, he has shared. Toure is now 35-year-old and after December 2018, he has not played any matches, after his contract with Greek side Olympiakos ended.

After his release from Manchester City, which happened in the last summer, he joined Greece and in December 2018, his contract with the team got over and after that, he has played any matches. While he was in Manchester City, he won three major titles Premier League titles, two League Cups and an FA Cup. But, the legendary player is not playing and people were expecting his retirement news. Recently, his agent Dimitri Seluk cleared that “Yaya has finally decided to hang his shoes and end his champion career.”
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The past few days has been tough in Italy with the backlash of the racist attack on young Juventus attacker Moise Kean in Juventus game at Cagliari. The 18-year-old forward was racially abused after appearing to celebrate in front of Cagliari fans after netting the second goal in the 2-0 victory.

Italian international and club teammate Leornardo Bonucci statements after the game in which he suggested that the player was partly to blame for the abuse has not gone well in the footballing world. several current and former players of the game have condemned the statements with Manchester City legend Yaya Toure the latest to wade in on the matter.

Eleven of Samuel Eto’o’s Dream: Yaya Toure Present, Didier Drogba Absent

On the sidelines of an interview with Foot Mercato, Samuel Eto’o revealed his dream eleven riddled with FC Barcelona players. Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure is part of the Cameroonian dream team, but his countryman and ex-scorer of the Elephants, Didier Drogba is not included.

Samuel Eto’o Jr. who is now 38 has unveiled his dream eleven at Foot Mercato. From the outset, the member of Qatar Sports Club apologized to everyone he has forgotten about this dream team “My ideal team. I hope I do not forget some people first. So I apologize in advance. ”
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