West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini has ruled out a move for his former Man City player Yaya Toure.
Pellegrini was talking in his pre-match press conference ahead of his first home game at the London Stadium ,against Bournemouth.
There has been speculation mounting this summer that he would make a move for Toure but, despite him being without a club since leaving Man City in the summer, Pellegrini won’t be throwing him a lifeline.
Toure joined Man City for £27million from Barcelona in 2010 and made 316 appearances for the club.
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Yaya Toure is a superstar but at the age of 35 and with his best years a fading memory, he doesn’t fit into the modern side that Pellegrini is creating at West Ham. Mind you, saying that, they could have done with someone like Toure in the 4-0 thrashing they suffered at the hands of Liverpool. This puts all that speculation to bed though and Pellegrini is now looking forward to hopefully a better result against Bournemouth. He’s spent a lot of money this summer and it was a disappointing result against Liverpool but you can’t judge his side on one performance against one of the best two sides in the league. The game on Saturday should give fans a much better idea of how they’ll fare in the Premier League this season. Three points against Eddie Howe’s side and the London Stadium will be a much happier place. As for Toure, his search for a new club will now continue, seemingly away from the Premier League.