Yakubu Signs For Conventry On Short-Term Deal

Yakubu Signs For Conventry On Short-Term Deal

by | 14th February 2017
Yakubu Aiyegbeni.

League One’s bottom club Coventry City have signed former Nigeria striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni on a free transfer.


The 34-year-old, who has not had a club since leaving Turkish side Kayserispor last year, has signed until the end of the season after a short trial.


“We’re pleased to have secured the signing of Yakubu, who brings vast experience and a terrific goal record,” said City boss Russell Slade.


The deal is subject to Yakubu receiving international clearance.


“He’s a one-in-every-two-games man goals-wise, so we had to be interested,” Slade told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire.


In a decade in English football, Yakubu scored 114 times in 293 league appearances, mostly in the top flight, at Portsmouth, Middlesbrough, Everton, Leicester City, Blackburn Rovers and Reading.


He was a target for Boreham Wood earlier in the season, training with the National League side, after returning to England following a spell in the Turkish top flight with Kayserispor.