Kolo Toure is believed to be on the verge of an exit
Liverpool defender Kolo Toure is believed to be on the verge of an exit from the Premier League outfit after several clubs – especially from the MLS – have been in talks with him over the last few weeks.
The defender is out of contract at the end of the campaign and it is looking highly unlikely that Liverpool will offer him a new deal at this stage in his career. The 34-year-old has been a bit part player under Brendan Rodgers. He was signed on a free transfer from Manchester City and Liverpool will not be feeling any regrets about letting him leave in a similar fashion.
The experienced campaigner has won numerous titles including the Premier League during his time with the likes of Arsenal Manchester City. His experience will be invaluable to teams from North America, who are still trying to establish themselves in the world stage. After attracting a lot of high profile players like Frank Lampard and Villa during the off-season, MLS will be hoping to bring in the name like Toure.It has been rumoured that New York Red Bulls, who recently lost a designated player in the form of Thierry Henry, are ready to offer him a new contract that will run until 2017.
“New York Red Bulls have made an approach for Kolo. Once the time comes, we will decide what is best for him,” said a source close to the player in an interview to a tabloid. Despite having come to Anfield in 2013, Kolo Toure has featured in less than 50 appearances in all competitions. Another Liverpool player Steven Gerrard has already decided to join LA Galaxy at the end of the season. There is a small chance ofToure staying at Anfield if he is offered a two-year contract rather than the one-year deal on his table.