Transfer

Yaya Toure next club: Free agent midfielder edging towards capital move

Thu, 7 June 2018, 11:05

Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure is searching for a new club after departing Manchester City after signing for the current champions in 2010. Despite being 35-years old Toure is expected to attract a lot of attention and clubs scrambling to acquire a player that will likely be able to bring star power and quality for at least another season at the top level. What Are The Odds looks at the Yaya Toure next club odds via Paddy Power.

The current favourites to snap up Yaya Toure are West Ham United and this has only intensified after the club installed the midfielder’s former manager Manuel Pellegrini to replace David Moyes in east London. The Hammers are desperate to kick-on and climb back up the Premier League table and if they can get up to 30 games out of Yaya Toure next season then the club and its fans will feel optimistic about the signing and their chances. Odds of 1/3 (1.33) point to this being an all but ‘done deal’, with the markets next nearest challengers priced at 6/1 (7.00).

That nearest challenge comes from across the Atlantic in the USA, with Paddy Power pricing much longer odds on any MLS club signing Yaya Toure next this summer. Could the midfielder follow Zlatan Ibrahimovic among others to the lure of helping the profile of American soccer at the highest level?

Interestingly next up at 12/1 (13.0) is Manchester United - this would be quite a move if it materialises considering the whole crossing the city divide, plus whether or not Toure will be able to offer anything extra than what already is on-offer at Old Trafford.

Celtic are an intriguing outside option at 16/1 (17.0) - the chance for regular football and all but guaranteeing Toure silverware in Glasgow could be appealing move. Celtic need to progress in Europe and with Champions League football on-offer, the project for Toure to go and help push Brendan Rodgers’s side further in European competition could just be the appeal that pushes him to sign with the Scottish champions.

Premier League clubs Everton and Wolves are also priced at 16/1 (17.0), while Leicester are even further back at 20/1 (21.0).

Probability of Yaya Toure's next club

Next Club Yaya Toure Transfer Odds Probability
West Ham   1/3 75.00%
Any MLS Club   6/1 14.29%
Man Utd   12/1 7.69%
Celtic   14/1 6.67%
Everton   16/1 5.88%

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