Monaco are showing an interest in Liverpool defender Kolo Toure. The 35-year-old is out of contract at the end of this month and expecte...
Monaco are showing an interest in Liverpool defender Kolo Toure. The 35-year-old is out of contract at the end of this month and expected to be formally released tomorrow.
Liverpool have considered offering him a role as a coach but the Ivory Coast defender is keen to continue playing.
Monaco are looking to blend experience with their relatively youthful squad though they also have 38-year-old former Chelsea star Ricardo Carvalho in their first team.
Toure was part of the Liverpool squad that came so close to winning the title in 2013-14, and he performed admirably in the Reds' 3-1 Europa League final loss to Sevilla last month.
The former Manchester City centre-back won two Premier League titles and three FA Cup's during his time in England, with his biggest achievement coming in the 2003-04 season when he was a mainstay in Arsenal's Invincibles.
Jurgen Klopp has already brought in Joel Matip on a free from German outfit Schalke and is keen to rejuvenate his backline ahead of his first full season in charge at Anfield.
Kolo Toure Career Honours
ASEC Mimosas: Cote d'Ivoire Premier Division - 2001, 2002
Arsenal:Premier League – 2004 FA Cup - 2003, 2005
Manchester City: Premier League – 2012 FA Cup - 2011
Ivory Coast: African Cup of Nations - 2016