Yaya Toure Joins Chinese Club Qingdao Huanghai


Former Manchester City midfielder, Yaya Toure has signed for Chinese second division club Qingdao Huanghai.

Toure, 36, has been without a club since his contract at Greek side Olympiakos was terminated in December 2018.

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“Since the start of my football career, I have always loved challenges and now I have decided to take this new challenge and make history once again with Qingdao Huanghai Football Club!” the former Barcelona star wrote in a statement on his official website.

“This is a very exciting young club with a lot of potential and we share the same philosophy – that is to play beautiful football! It will be my great honour to grow and succeed with this club.”

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Qingdao are currently leading the points table in the Chinese second division, having collected 30 points from their first 15 matches and have a four-point lead over second-placed Guizhou Hengfeng FC.

The club are top of Chinese League One but have never played in the top flight.


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