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QPR Plot Aiyegbeni Deal In January

QPR Plot Aiyegbeni Deal In January

By Izuchukwu Okosi:

Former Super Eagles striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni could make a return to the English Premier League according to the Daily Mirror.

The presence of Yakubu Aiyegbeni in the stands to watch QPR lose 1-2 to Arsenal on Boxing Day has sparked off transfer talks of a possible reunion with Harry Redknapp.

Daily Mirror reports that the Nigerian striker is one of the names on the wishlist of transfer targets in the January window of the QPR manager.

One of such targets is England striker, Jermain Defoe, who is with FC Toronto in the MLS.

But Redknapp has a budget which is inadequate to bring in stellar names as he seeks to steer Rangers away from relegation in the second round of the Barclays Premier League.

Now the QPR boss has identified the Al Rayyan striker as a target in the January transfer window since he has just six months of his contract left with the Qatari club, according to the English newspaper.

QPR’s only in-form striker is Charlie Austin who has scored 12 goals in 17 league matches while the duo of Eduardo Vargas and Bobby Zamora have managed two goals in between them.

Redknapp had worked with Yakubu at Portsmouth when he signed him from Israeli club, Maccabi Hafia on loan in January 2003.

The last appearance in the English top flight for the 32-year-old Nigerian forward was in 2012 with Blackburn Rovers when the club was relegated.

Yakubu has also played for English clubs like Leicester City, Everton and Middlesbrough in a time that spanned about a decade in the United Kingdom.

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