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Yak becomes a Fox

Leicester have completed the loan signing of Everton striker Yakubu until the end of the season.

Foxes chief Sven-Goran Eriksson had been tracking the Nigeria international to bolster his forward line, and finally landed his man today.

Yakubu has found himself out-of-favour at Goodison Park since an eight-month lay-off with an Achilles injury over 2008 and 2009.

Everton manager David Moyes was keen to free up funds to bring in a striker of his own to the club, and has subsequently allowed Yakubu to join the Foxes with a view to a permanent deal.

The striker said: "I'm ambitious and want to be in the Premier League. Leicester are a big club with a big manager. Hopefully we can get there next season."

The transfer, which represents something of a coup for Leicester, was greeted by delight from manager Sven-Goran Eriksson.

"Yakubu is a tremendous signing for Leicester City. He will bring pace, power and experience to the club," he said.

"He has captained his country, played in major competitions and is a first-class footballer, who I am certain will help us to achieve our aims of moving up the Championship."

Yakubu should be involved with the Foxes' trip to Preston on Saturday.




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Writer: JBFox Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday January 13 2011

Time: 6:24PM

Your Comments

That headline made me smile! Think this is a cracking signing for your boys - I remember him ripping Division One apart when he was at Portsmouth, and if you can keep him fit, you could well be on your way back to the big time. Interested to see what this will mean for Howard though.
Darren C
Yep, obviously we're all pleased with this one! Hopefully he gets himself in shape quick enough and we get to see the real Yakubu. As for Howard, he's still pretty effective off the bench when Plan A isn't going so well...
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