Yakubu Ayegbeni joins Eriksson at Leicester
Posted: 13 January 2011 Time: 21:22
Nigeria striker Yakubu Ayegbeni has joined Championship side Leicester City on a six month loan deal from Everton until the end of the season.
Yakubu, 28, has found his opportunities severely restricted at Everton since returning from an 8-month layoff occasioned by an Achilles injury. The deal, remains subject to league approval but Yakubu says he hopes to get the Foxes into the playoff. "Their ambitions are clear, and for me, it's all about working hard in training and getting the team to the playoffs and then the Premiership." Foxes manager Sven-Goran Eriksson told the club's website: "Yakubu is a tremendous signing. He will bring pace, power and experience. "He has captained his country, played in major competitions and he is a world-class footballer."