Liverpool FC confirmed they will sign Manchester City defender Kolo Toure on a free transfer on July 1. A statement in the official site read:
“Liverpool Football Club can today announce they have agreed a deal in principal with Kolo Toure to join the club on July 1. The powerful defender will be registered as a Reds player when his current deal with Manchester City expires.”
The Ivorian was out of contract with Manchester City, and Liverpool were rumored to be keen on bringing in some much needed experience in the defensive department after the retirement of Jamie Carragher.
Liverpool will offer Toure a two-year deal as they look to make the defender their first signing of the summer.
The 32 year old was a member of Arsenal’s invincibles side that won the league title in 2004 and was a regular for Manchester City in his first two seasons. Toure certainly is a world class centre back with more than a decade of Premier league experience. However the 32 year old will be used as a second choice defender, someone who can come in and stabilise panic with his experience during the dying moments of the game.