Yaya Toure signs for Olympiakos as he returns to Greece
Former Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has completed his return to Olympiakos.
Ο Γιάγια στα «ερυθρόλευκα»! / @YayaToure in the red and white of Olympiacos!#olympiacos #YayaToure #YayaIsBack pic.twitter.com/35TXvFA1rQ— Olympiacos FC (@olympiacos_org) September 2, 2018
Toure helped the Greek side in the 2005/2006 season to win the domestic double and left the club for Monaco in 2006.
The 35-year-old was a free agent after leaving Manchester City this summer, Olympiakos fans gave him a hero's welcome when he arrived in Greece and he made an appearance on the pitch after their 5-0 victory over PAS Giannina on Sunday.
"I made my decision based on the special relationship I have with this incredible club," said Toure.
"It is an honour to be back. When I left in 2006 I said I would come back and I am delighted to keep my word. I had offers from lots of clubs across Europe, Asia and the USA.
"I am as hungry for success now as I was when I first arrived here many years ago and I cannot wait to help the club win the trophies the great fans of Olympiakos deserve.
"It is now time to let my football do the talking once again."
It is an honour to be back at @olympiacos_org ! 😊— Yaya Touré (@YayaToure) September 2, 2018
When I left in 2006 I said I would come back and I am delighted to keep my word. 🙌🏾
FULL STATEMENT here: https://t.co/fBBwNFNLi7#YayaIsBack pic.twitter.com/hTG7DysRet
The Ivory Coast international joined Barcelona from Monaco in 2007 before signing for Manchester City in 2010, where he won three Premier League titles.
Olympiakos finished third in the Greek Super League last season behind PAOK and champions AEK Athens.