English Premiership

Toure turns down move from Anfield

2014-08-13 14:21
Kolo Toure (Getty Images)
Kolo Toure (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Liverpool, who were in talks with Turkish club Trabzonspor over a proposed move for Kolo Toure, had agreed terms and a fee of £1.6m for the Ivory Coast international.

In a turn of events, however, Toure has now turned down the deal that would see him exit the club, and admitted he'd rather stay at Anfield and fight for his place.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has already signed a new defender in Dejan Lovren this summer and, while Toure's first-team opportunities may be limited, he insists he is happy at the Merseyside club and does not wish to leave.

“I am still at Liverpool. I had talks with the coach who clearly indicated that I was part of his plans. It is a privilege to be at Liverpool. I am very happy to wear the shirt of this legendary club,” Toure told the Independent.

“Yes, it is always a possibility to join a lower league for more playing time, but I am a competitor and I decided to stay at Liverpool. However, the situation can change at any time, but for the moment I am at Liverpool and I want to carry on with the club.”


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