Yaya Toure wants a return to the Premier League.

According to a report by Taku Mushonga of Sportrazzi, the midfielder from Ivory Coast is eyeing a comeback to England's top tier soccer league and possibly retiring there.

Toure signed a deal with Qingdao Huanghai in the middle of the China League One season, six months after Olympiacos let him go.

Toure only played in six matches with Qingdao Huanghai, scoring one goal, but he turned out to be a great help as the club won the second division title and earned promotion to the China Super League.

Now that the promotion job is complete in Asia, Toure now looks forward to returning to Europe.

The 36-year-old veteran believes that he can still play for two more seasons before calling it an illustrious career, and the Premier League could be the best place to finish his playing days.

Should he indeed make a Premier League return Manchester City, where he became a prominent figure, could acquire his services again so that he can retire at the blue side of the Eastlands.

After leaving Barcelona after the 2009-10 La Liga season, Toure initially signed a five-year deal with Manchester City, joining older brother Kolo, but the younger Toure would have his contract extended for another three years.

Yaya Toure became instrumental during Manchester City's impressive run during this decade, turning the once-moribund franchise into a championship squad.

With him around, Manchester City won three Premier League titles, the most memorable probably was in 2012 when the club ended a 44-year wait for a top-flight championship right in the final minutes of the season, two Capital One Cup (now known as the Carabao Cup) championships, and one FA Cup pennant.

However, Toure added that he can consider a coaching job if he fails to make a playing return.

"I think I have to start to do my badges," Toure said. "Football has been my life from when I was a kid until now. Football is part of me and I can’t stop watching football or being part of it."

Yaya Touré
Yaya Touré plays for the Ivory Coast national team and while most soccer fans know of the team's captain, Didier Drogba, Yaya is a serious game changer. He is the younger brother of Ivory Coast veteran, Kolo Toure. Getty

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