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Yakubu Joins Third-Tier Coventry City On Short-Term Deal

Yakubu Joins Third-Tier Coventry City On Short-Term Deal

Former Super Eagles striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni has signed a short term deal with English League One club Coventry City, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

The 34-year-old former Portsmouth, Middlesbrough, Everton and Blackburn Rovers striker has been training with the Sky Blues for over a week and is expected to provide much-needed firepower to the third-tier club.

Russell Slade told the official Coventry City website: “We’re pleased to have secured the signing of Yakubu, who brings vast experience and a terrific goal record.

“His professional career speaks for itself, having scored consistently at the highest level of English football, and will act as a superb role model for the younger players.

“He is astute on the ball, has clear quality and presence, and we’ll continue to work on his match fitness as we prepare for the final 16 games of this season.”

 

Yakubu scored 96 goals in 253 Premier League appearances and also bagged 11 goals in 20 league appearances during a brief spell on loan at Leicester City.

He played for Chinese Super League's Guangzhou Evergrande where he netted 24 times in 43 appearances.

Yakubu had a brief spell in Turkey last season atSuper Lig outfit Kayserispor before returning to England with the Sky Blues.

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