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Redknapp Dumps Yakubu, Opts For Karate

Redknapp Dumps  Yakubu, Opts For Karate

QPR Manager Harry Redknapp, who has been linked with a  move for former Super Eagles striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni, has opted for West Ham striker Mauro Zarate.

Redknapp, according to reports had a three-man shortlist of Yakubu, Mauro Zarate and Jermain Defoe lined up as a back up signing to first choice forward, Charlie Austin, in the winter.

However, the QPR manager appears to have settled for out of favour West Ham forward Mauro Zarate with the Argentine scheduled to undergo a medical with Rangers on 2nd of January.

Aiyegbeni, currently out of contract following the expiration of his deal with Al Rayyan of Qatar where he scored three times in eight appearance, was first signed by Redknapp in 2003.

He enjoyed a distinguish career in England playing for Portsmouth, Middlesborough, Everton, Leicester City and Blackburn Rovers before moving to China in 2012 where he played for Guangzhou R&F.

The 32-year-old holds the record of being Nigeria’s third highest goal scorer in history with 21 goals from 57 appearances for the Super Eagles.

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