The rumors of Kolo Toure's arrival to the New York Red Bulls have been greatly exaggerated, according to established veteran writer Kristian Dyer.
Per source, Red Bulls are not interested in signing Liverpool's Kolo Toure, this after rumors in the UK linked him with a summer move. #RBNY— Kristian Dyer (@KristianRDyer) April 29, 2015
The Daily Mirror previously reported that despite Toure wanting a two-year contract extension with Liverpool, the Red Bulls were ready to offer him a deal.
A source close to Toure (although I guess he can't be that close) said, "New York Red Bulls have made an approach for Kolo. Once that time comes, we will decide what is best for him."
The move simply didn't seem to make sense considering the team's current glut of center backs. Although it's possible that the Red Bulls will need a central defender this summer with Zubar struggling to regain fitness and Miazga outperforming expectations, the 34-year-old Toure didn't seem to be a fit for the club's new mantra of young players willing to play at an intense pace.
Currently it's unknown if the Red Bulls will sign any big name player over the summer, let alone a central defender.
For fans who were hoping the former Arsenal, Manchester City, and Liverpool defender would sign, Kristian Dyer's reporting has dumped a cold bucket of water on their heads.