Yaya Toure has been granted British citizenship – but is still poised to move to Greece this week.
The ex-Manchester City midfielder is set to return to former club Olympiakos despite attempts to land himself a deal in the Premier League.
His next move has been teased on social media by his representative Dimitry Seluk.
The charismatic agent wrote: "Toure has passed a medical in London. Yaya is close to signing a new contract."
He then followed it up with responses claiming it is not West Ham or Crystal Palace who he has penned a deal with.
Seluk’s latest tweet did confirm that Toure had signed a deal in the United Kingdom… but only to be come a British citizen.
"My congratulations to @YayaToure! He’s a British citizen now. Today he received a document."
Toure will now head to Greece on the short term, having agreed to continue his career with Olympiakos, who he first joined in 2005 and where he won the double before moving to Monaco after the 2006 World Cup.
Toure, 35, is due to earn in the region of £2m after tax in Greece.
But he will not be eligible for Thursday’s Europa League tie against Burnley, which Olympiakos lead 3-1, even if the deal is completed before then.
Toure was released by City at the end of last season after eight years at the Etihad.
He was offered to a number of Premier League clubs and was keen to remain in London but had no firm interest.
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