Yaya Touré says it’s not about money, it is about football as he reveals that he does not want to retire and that he would love to play in Italy, but also in France or England.
In January Touré’s contract with Qingdao Huanghai expired, following that the 37-year-old Ivorian is currently a free agent and he had offered himself to Serie A newcomers Spezia, this was announced recently.
“My career won’t go on forever, but I know that I have another one or two seasons left in me,” he told Tuttomercatoweb.
“I didn’t realize how much I’d miss playing football. I miss the energy, the locker room, the team spirit, and the feeling you get when you win games.”
“I am studying to get my coaching badges, but I have a lifetime ahead of me to try that avenue. If I stop playing now, when I still feel in good shape, I’ll always regret it.”
“I’d like to play in Italy, as I’ve never played there before, but maybe also in France or England, where I have great memories. I’d be ready for any challenge Serie A puts in front of me.”
“It’s not about money. This is about football. I want to play because I know that I can still play.”
“When Roberto Mancini was at Inter and I was playing for Manchester City, it’s true there was an approach, but then things went in another direction.”