Video of Yaya Toure bossing the Chinese second tier with Qingdao Huanghai

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In truth, it's been a while since we've seen the very best of Yaya Toure.

While the Ivorian was always a man mountain throughout his Manchester City spell, Premier League fans will forever remember him for that astonishing 2013-14 season.

On the way to winning his second league title in England, Toure casually amassed 20 goals from midfield, provided nine assists and scored 10 set-piece goals from just 13 attempts.

But what of that brilliant player now? Well, it looked as though the wheels had well and truly fallen off for Toure when his move to Olympiacos ended in just five appearances.

A somewhat premature announcement of his 'retirement' quickly followed in May, but the 36-year-old is still very much active and now plies his trade with Qingdao Huanghai.

Toure moves to China

Don't panic if you haven't heard much about Toure recently, he has been playing, it's just the second tier of Chinese football - China League One - isn't particularly well publicised in England.

Nevertheless, Toure did take up a few column inches when Qingdao Huanghai secured their promotion to the Super League with a 2-0 victory over Shanghai Shenxin.

The former City man wrote on Twitter afterwards: "Today we made history. Promotion!


Toue's Qingdao Huanghai highlights

"Next season Qingdao Huanghai FC will be where they should be... The Chinese Super League. I'm proud to help make this happen but I want the title. One more game to go."

That's all well and good, but how has Toure been playing himself? Well, we're one step closer to that answer after a compilation video was created by YouTuber 'GustavoFilms.'

And it's fair to say Toure is flying. The montage, which has almost 250,000 views, shows the Ivorian absolutely dominating opposition midfields and creating chances from his deep-lying role.

You can check out the full video down below:

Toure is playing a whole different sport.

You may have seen similar montages of Hulk and Alexandre Pato absolutely destroying the Super League and, well, Toure has been doing something similar in the league below.

It doesn't shine a particularly favourable light on Chinese football and before you think we're harsh, it's something that footballers like Toure have previously complained about. 

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But at the back end of his career, it's hard to blame Toure for stepping down a rung on the footballing ladder and getting that same feeling of dominance he will have enjoyed in 2013/14.

The country and the standards might be different, but it's the same old Toure.

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