Manchester City defender Kolo Toure could soon be bidding farewell to his ten year stint in the Premier League, with the Citizens understood to be in discussions with Turkish outfit Bursaspor over a proposed transfer for the Ivorian.
Toure, who was brought to England by Arsene Wenger in 2002, moved to Eastlands for a £16 million fee in 2009, and was for a couple of seasons one of the side’s bedrocks in defence. However, the centre-half has seen his value to the club depreciate after his drug-related suspension last year, playing only a peripheral role upon his return in the City side that claimed the Premier League title in the previous season.
That has sparked rumour of an impending move away from the club throughout the summer, with Turkish side Bursaspor looking to claim the 31-year old’s services.
Bursaspor finished in fifth in the Turkish domestic league last season, and will be contesting in the Europa League in the upcoming term. They however are not expected to be able to match City’s £90,000-per-week wages for the Ivory Coast international.
Toure has just one year left on his contract at the Etihad Stadium, with City manager Roberto Mancini unlikely to extend the vetaran’s contract further.