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Yaya Toure makes shock return to Olympiacos

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Yaya Toure joins Greek giants

Former Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has made a free transfer move to his former club, Olympiacos. The Ivory Coast international played 20 times for the Greek side in 2006 and has signed a two year deal with the club, who finished third in the Greek Super League last season and are looking to improve on their disappointing campaign last time around.

Toure had been linked with a host of different teams around Europe and the player's agent, Dimitri Seluk, had even talked up a move to Arsenal or Chelsea.

However, after weeks of negotiations, Toure has finally agreed on a deal that will see him move to Olympiacos. The midfielder had a short stint at the club before moving to Barcelona and would later move on to Man City.

The 35-year-old had been locked in talks with several teams but ultimately opted for a move back to Greece after being offered a contract worth in excess of 120,000 euros per week at the club.

44 time Greek champions Olympiacos paraded their new signing to their fans yesterday evening.