Cote D’Ivoire and Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure Gnégnéri has revealed he is coming out of retirement from the national team to help his side.
After more than 100 caps for the Ivory coast, Yaya Toure announced his international football retirement after 14 years with the Elephants in September of 2016 but he’s now turning back.
The change of heart came after Yaya Toure found game time with Manchester City hard to come by as he has made just eight appearances.
His agent Dimitry Seluk tweeted;
Yaya Toure has decided to return to Ivory Coast national team. He wants to win another trophy with the Elephants of Ivory Coast
In affirmation, Yaya also tweeted;
I love my country and am available for national team selection. I want to help the next generation and use my experience to make all Ivorians proud!!
Toure was part of the team that won the 2015 AFCON and will want to help the Elephants achieve success at the 2019 AFCON in Cameroon after they failed to reach the 2018 World Cup.