Machester City star Yaya Toure will be leaving the club in the summer as confirmed by their manager Pep Guardiola. The 34-year-old midfielder has featured just 16 times in all competitions this season and hasn’t played for the full 90 minutes in a single encounter. The Citizens are currently blessed with a plethora of options in the midfield and it seems like they don’t need their old warhorse anymore.
Yaya Toure joined the Blue side of Manchester in 2010 and has been instrumental for them for the most part of his stint at Manchester. His appearances in the first team started reducing ever since Pep Guardiola took over and he has been left just as squad player. However, he still believes that he is good enough to play in the English top flight and Everton seems to be interested in bringing the Ivory Coast midfielder at Goodison Park.
Everton had a poor start to the season under their highly-rated manager Ronald Koeman. Backed by new owners, they acquired some quality players for big money but they failed to produce the desired result as they were still getting used to the club environment and their new teammates.
However, they seemed to be back on track under Sam Allardyce as the former England manager has pretty much ensured a top half finish. If he stays at the club, he will know that the fans will have more expectation from them next season and he will need to improve his squad in some areas and that is where someone like Yaya Toure might come in handy.
Toure has been a terrific servant for Manchester City over the years and has lit up the Premier League with his performance in the past. He has played a huge role in City’s resurgence as a top club and could be considered a Manchester City legend.
Toure was a terrific box to box midfielder in his early days and was able to do various jobs in midfield. However, as time progressed, his work rate declined and that was one of the reasons why Pep Guardiola sidelined him from first-team football.
He will certainly be a good fit for a club like Everton as he will bring in a winner’s mentality at the club and the young players will learn from his experience. One shouldn’t expect him to play day in day out for the Toffees but he can still be used smartly by the manager as he still has the ability to influence the play whenever he is on the pitch.