Despite not featuring regularly this season, Yaya Toure's status as a Manchester City legend is secure. The 34-year-old will most likely depart the club this summer in order to get more playing time as he enters the twilight of his illustrious career. He has also stated he would like to stay in England, squashing rumours about a move to the MLS and CSL.
The former Barcelona midfielder signed for City in 2010 and has gone on to make over 200 appearances for the club during his eight-year stay. Winning three Premier League titles, three League Cups and an FA Cup, Toure was influential in guiding City to their first taste of silverware in recent history.
Here we take a look at the four English clubs he could join:
#4 Newcastle United
Rafa Benitez has done an outstanding job with the budget at Newcastle United, steering the club to safety in their first season back in the Premier League.
With Benitez having stated his intentions to compete for trophies, Newcastle United will be eager to secure his services.
Yaya Toure would be a great addition to the Toon. With his ability, experience, and style, the club will be adding a great player in the central midfield department. He could help the likes of Ayoze Perez, Matt Richie and Dwight Gayle by playing in behind them.
Despite not scoring a single goal this season - the first season in his Premier League career without a goal - he's a creative player in the attacking third and helps the team create chances. He has 2 assists to his name this season in the league in 10 appearances. Newcastle United are 16th on the list of the number of touches for clubs in the league throughout the season. Toure could help better that statistic and increase the possession the team has in a game.
With over 200 games just in the Premier League, he's a veteran in English football. Toure is a proven winner and switching to Newcastle would mean moving to a massive English club and working under a top-quality manager. The Toon could be a great fit for Yaya Toure.