Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure may be nearing the end of his tenure at Etihad Stadium. With a reported £240,000-a-week salary, he may be a cost-cut when Pep Guardiola comes to town. Should that possibility become a reality, Toure could get scooped up by a foreign league – but not in Europe, and not in the big-spending Chinese Super League.
According to MLSSoccer.com, several MLS outfits have expressed interest in the 32-year-old City midfielder. New York Red Bulls and Orlando City SC have both been named directly as teams interested in the Ivory Coast legend. New York City FC, owned by the same Man City ownership group, could be an option as well.
In six seasons at Man City, Toure has 187 league appearances and 53 goals – 20 of which came in the 2013-14 season en route to the Premier League and League Cup titles.
Toure will be turning 33 at the end of the Premier League season – which means he would essentially be a rookie by MLS standards should he join the United States league.
This past year MLS acquired such over-the-hill legends football legends as Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Andrea Pirlo, Didier Drogba, David Villa and Kaka. The league continued the trend of signing Over-30 stars with LA Galaxy adding Ashley Cole and Nigel de Jong in the past few months.
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