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Sir Geoff Hurst: 'West Ham United should not sign Yaya Toure'

Hurst: 'West Ham should not sign Toure'
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West Ham United legend and World Cup winner Geoff Hurst believes that a Hammers move for Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure would be "a very, very poor decision".

West Ham United legend Sir Geoff Hurst has claimed that Yaya Toure would be a "very, very poor" signing for the club.

The Ivorian midfielder's contract at Manchester City expires at the end of June, making him a free agent this summer.

Although Toure's CV boasts numerous trophy wins and individual accolades, Hurst has suggested that the 35-year-old is controversial and "past his best".

"When I see them linked with Toure I just think that's completely and utterly off the wall," the England World Cup winner told the Daily Star. "I absolutely cannot believe as a club we're looking at him.

"Looking at Toure - with his comments about Pep Guardiola and the business with his birthday cake a few years ago - for West Ham to even think about talking to him is a very, very poor decision.

"There comes a time when a player is past his best and we shouldn't be buying cast-offs from other teams."

Toure made 316 appearances for Man City, scoring 79 goals and registering 50 assists.


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