YAYA TOURE INFLUENCE ON KESSIE REVEALED

Ivorian star Franck Kessieenjoyed the influence of Yaya Tourebefore he made the decision to sign for Spanish La Liga side Barcelona this summer. Kessieis a new player at Barcelona following his free transfer move. The former Atalantamidfielder joined Barcelona as a free agent at the start of this month after his AC Milan contract ended at the end of last month. Kessieinitially joined AC Milan on loan from fellow Italian Serie A team Atalanta before the deal was made permanent. He turned down contract offers at AC Milan to arrive at a decision to sign for Catalan giants Barcelona.


The free transfer signing of Kessie was confirmed by Barcelona during the first week of this month. He has signed a four-year deal with the Spanish La Liga team until the end of the 2025/26 season. He has a €500m release clause in his Barcelona contract. Continue reading YAYA TOURE INFLUENCE ON KESSIE REVEALED

            CRYSTAL PALACE REPORTEDLY INTERESTED IN PLAYER LIKENED TO TOURE

Crystal Palace are ‘seriously interested’ in signing Nigeria international Joe Aribo, according to The Athletic. Aribo, described as ‘unique’ and even ’like Yaya Toure’ by Ezri Konsa, made a whopping 57 appearances for Rangers during the 2021/22 season. The Nigeria international turned out in a variety of positions ranging from centre-midfield to centre-forward, scoring nine times and providing ten assists. [Transfermarkt]

The 25-year-old’s last goal of the season came in the Europa League final defeat to Frankfurt, and it looks as if a move to the Premier League could now be in the cards. The Athletic’s Jordan Campbell provided a Rangers transfer update on Friday, looking at the club’s summer plans. When it came to ‘who could go for big money’, Campbell said there is ‘serious interest’ from Palace when it comes to Aribo, with the Eagles believing the Rangers midfielder would fit in at Selhurst Park. Continue reading             CRYSTAL PALACE REPORTEDLY INTERESTED IN PLAYER LIKENED TO TOURE

YAYA SET FOR COACHING ROLE TALKS

Tottenham Hotspur are set to hold talks with Yaya Toure over a fulltime coaching role at the club according to the report from the London Evening Standard. It was stated that Spurs officials want Yaya Toure to stay at the club in a fulltime coaching role. The Manchester City legend has been at Tottenham Hotspur since December. He has been working with the Spurs academy set-up in the process of earning his coaching badges.


38-year-old Yaya Toure has turned to football management since he retired from football two years ago. The former Barcelona and AS Monaco star sees management as the next stage of his career. To this effect, the Ivorian has been working on his UEFA A coaching licence at Spurs. Continue reading YAYA SET FOR COACHING ROLE TALKS

YAYA IMPRESSING IN SPURS ROLE – REPORT

Ivorian football legend Yaya Toure is impressing in his role as a coach with the youth team setup at Tottenham Hotspur according to the reportscoming out of the British media. It was reported by the Daily Express that Yaya Toure is making a big impact at Spurs following his appointment as a coach for the various youth teams at the club until the end of the season.

Yaya Toure joined Spurs in a coaching capacity in December 2021 and was drafted into the youth team setup immediately. A recent report from the Daily Mail stated that the former Barcelona, AS Monaco and Manchester City midfielder could be made a permanent coach in the Tottenham Hotspur youth team setup, but the report is said to be wide off the mark by sources close to Caught Offside. For now, the Manchester City legend is a youth team coach at Spurs until the end of the season. Continue reading YAYA IMPRESSING IN SPURS ROLE – REPORT

YAYA BLASTS UNITED PLAYERS OVER DERBY

Manchester City legend Yaya Toure was delighted that the Premier League holders were able to take Manchester United apart in their latest Manchester Derby clash in the Premier League at the start of this month, but that didn’t stop him from criticising the United players for their lack of fight especially in the second half. Yaya Toure was a guest analyst for the Manchester Derby on Premier League TV alongside former Manchester United players namely Michael Owen and Paul Scholes.


Yaya Toure said that his mentality was to always play for the shirt and the supporters while he was still playing professional football and that the Manchester United players didn’t play for the badge on their chests during the Manchester Derby encounter with Manchester City. According to him, being inferior to Manchester City is not an excuse for not playing with fighting spirit. Continue reading YAYA BLASTS UNITED PLAYERS OVER DERBY

TOURE TIPS IVORY COAST TO HAVE BETTER WORLD CUP

Ivory Coast did not go as far as they would have wanted at the ongoing African Cup of Nations tournament in Cameroon and it is much to the displeasure of their former midfield star, Yaya Toure. Toure, a well-known midfield maestro during his playing days, has revealed that he is not happy with how ‘short’ his country’s stay in Cameroon was and insisted that he knew that they could have done better judging by the quality of players they have at their disposal

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Arsenal star Nicholas Pepeand Crystal Palace danger man Wilfried Zaha are part of the current Ivory Coast team that Toure believes are capable of winning the AFCON title but they will no longer be thinking about this until the next tournament. Former Manchester City star Toure added that he had really high expectations from the squad of players that represented the country in Cameroon but stated that while they no longer have the AFCON to worry a out, they must now place their entire focus and attention on the forthcoming World Cup tournament.
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ARSENAL: LOKONGA DRAWS YAYA COMPARISON

Arsenal midfielder Albert SambiLokonga has the potential to become the new Yaya Toure in the Premier League. This is according to Anderlecht manager Vincent Kompany who was a former teammate of Yaya Toure at Manchester City. They won many titles together at the Etihad Stadium.

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Ex-Manchester City defender Kompany talked about Lokonga and how he informed Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta about Lokonga while the Spaniard was still the assistant manager at the Etihad Stadium. According to him via FIVE YouTube channel, he got to know about the immense qualities possessed by Belgian international Lokonga while he was watching football from different countries.
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YAYA OFFERS HIS SERVICES TO BARCELONA

Manchester City legend Yaya Toure has offered his services to Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona as they continue to struggle on and off the pitch. Yaya Toure made this known via his social media account as monitored by Sports Mole. According to him, he would jump at a chance to workat Barcelona if the club needs him. The Ivorian international further stated thathe has strong believe that Barcelona will recover from their recent problems to return to the top of European football. Yaya Toure disclosed that his heart isalways with the club,the people and fans.


Yaya Toure was part of the Barcelona squad that won the 2008/09 Champions League title. The midfielder played as a central defender in the final as Barcelona beat Premier League giants Manchester United 2-0 in the final to win the title and complete a fantastic treble. Barcelona had earlier won the Spanish La Liga title and the Copa Del Rey title before seeing off the Red Devils in the 2009 Champions League final. Continue reading YAYA OFFERS HIS SERVICES TO BARCELONA