It was quite hard to watch Yaya Toure in his final two seasons at Manchester City.
The Ivorian made headlines more for the comments that he and his agent, Dimitri Seluk, made towards Pep Guardiola rather than anything he did on the pitch.
In an interview with France Football in June 2018, Toure accused the Manchester City boss of “having problems with Africans wherever he goes,” per The Guardian.
Toure’s time at the club, which lasted eight years and included three Premier League titles, came to an end in the summer.
He had to wait before signing for another club but found familiar territory in the form of Greek club Olympiacos.
The midfielder seemed to be happy to return to the club he played for during the 2005-06 season, writing on his website: “It is an honour to be back at Olympiacos!”
That was in September. Three months on and things have taken a turn for the worse.
Toure's career hits a low
According to Greek outlet Sport24, and brought to our attention by Marca, Olympiacos are already prepared to terminate Toure’s contract.
The 35-year-old has played in just five matches and he’s reportedly failed to reach coach Pedro Martins’ expectations.
If true, it represents a pretty sad fall for Toure.
It was just five years ago that he was putting together a remarkable season for Manchester City.
He scored 20 goals in 35 league appearances in the 2013-14 season, winning the club’s Player of the Year award and earning a place in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year.
Now, Seluk needs to find him a new club.
Despite his tetchy relationship with Guardiola, Toure left Man City on good terms and predicted their success to continue.
“They'll be looking forward to being strong next year, they've played fantastic football and I hope there will be more of the same next year,” he said upon his departure, per Goal.
Man City fans who watched Toure dominate in midfield for a string of years can't have imagined his spell at Olympiacos to end so swiftly.