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Yaya Toure Turns Down a Tempting Offer From China

What seemed like an uncertain future in English Premier League (EPL), has been affirmed by reports that Yaya Toure turned down a lucrative deal from China.

The midfielder is out of contract at the end of the season with no clear idea of his next destination although, it is believed that English football is a much-preferred league.

The Chinese Super League reportedly attempted to lure the former Ivorian international with a £430,000-a-week offer (approx. $520,000) and even if this is not the first time, the 33-year-old still maintains his position on the subject.

Toure’s future at Manchester City was in doubt following the feud between his agent and club manager, costing him big playing time at the beginning of the season.

But now that the dust has settled, Toure earned his way back into first-team football ever since he was recalled in November and started his seventh EPL consecutive game, in the 4-0 defeat to Everton, on Jan 15.

There are no reassurances about his future role in City but the absence of Germany midfielder, IIka Gundogan, to a crucial ligament injury on Dec. 14, was an opportunity for Toure to get a much-needed call-up.

China has become the center of controversy between deciding a football career and a tempting pay-check.



Featured photo: Yaya Toure has no interest in moving to China at the moment. (GETTY IMAGES)

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