Coventry City have signed former Everton striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni on a short-term deal. 📝 | YAKUBU SIGNS. ➡️ | https://t.co/RTqdBxD3...
Coventry City have signed former Everton striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni on a short-term deal.
📝 | YAKUBU SIGNS.— Coventry City (@Coventry_City) February 13, 2017
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The 34-year-old Nigerian, who also had Premier League spells with Portsmouth, Middlesbrough and Blackburn, had been training with Coventry after leaving Turkish club Kayserispor.
Coventry boss Russell Slade told the club's official website: "We're pleased to have secured the signing of Yakubu, who brings vast experience and a terrific goal record.
Yakubu (95) has scored more Premier League goals than:— Squawka Football (@Squawka) February 13, 2017
Dennis Bergkamp (87)
Fernando Torres (85)
Cristiano Ronaldo (84)
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"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."
Saturday's 3-2 defeat at Oldham left Coventry five points adrift at the foot of the League One table, having scored just 25 goals in 30 games so far this season.
The former Super Eagles striker scored 21 goals in 57 games for Nigeria and is famously known for his horrendous miss in the 2010 World Cup group stage fixture against South Korea