Ivory Coast and Manchester City legend Yaya Toure has made a surprise statement about his future after his agent announced he would be retiring from professional football.
Toure, 35, was in attendance at the Etihad as Manchester City lifted their second Premier League crown in consecutive seasons with the Citizens squad mobbing him at the final whistle.
A clear favourite amongst his former teammates and City faithful, the reception was likely down to his agent's comments made last week.
His long-serving reprsentitve Dimitri Seluk claimed on Friday that his client had "decided to end his career as a champion".
However, Toure has since denied the statement, claiming he remains hungry to continue playing professionally.
"There has been a lot of confusion about my future recently," Toure wrote on Twitter. "I want to make it clear here that I love football and I'm still in contention to play for a few more years."
The former FC Barcelona star went on to confirm that he will eventually move into coaching as he is within the process of acquiring his badges.
"Yes, I’m starting to prepare myself for coaching badges but full time coaching is not what I’m thinking now. I am now ready and focused to take new challenges in playing football!
"And don’t worry once the time has come, I will announce my retirement personally and officially by myself!"
Toure has not played competitively since leaving financially stricken Greek giants Olympiakos in December 2018.