Former Super Eagles Striker Yakubu Ayegbeni On Trial At Coventry City

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Yakubu Ayegbeni is on trial at Coventry City, according to the Coventry Telegraph.

The former Premier League striker scored almost 100 top flight goals with Portsmouth, Everton, Middlesbrough and Blackburn Rovers

The 35-year-old striker is set to undergo a fitness assessment with a view to offering him a short-term deal until the end of the season.

He had been playing in the Turkish Super League with Kayserispor

Coventry City are hoping former Premier League star Yakubu Ayegbeni can get the goals to fire the Sky Bluesto League One survival.

Manager Russell Slade  revealed on Friday that a player with a ‘big reputation’ was due to report to Ryton on Monday

The Nigerian international, who played in the 2010 World Cup, scored an impressive 96 goals in the English top flight during his career that spanned almost nine years at the highest level in this country, aside from one season in the Championship with Leicester City, between 2003-12.

He first made his name as a prolific goal scorer in Israel with Maccabi Haifa, for whom he scored seven goals in eight UEFA Champions League games, including a hat-trick against Olympiakos and a penalty in the 3–0 win over Manchester United.

Harry Redknapp brought him to England and signed him on loan for Portsmouth in January 2003, whereupon he scored seven goals in 14 games to help Pompey to the Division One title and promotion to the Premier League.

 Yakubu was an £11.25 million record Everton signing in 2007 – and scored an 21 goals (15 in the Premier League) in his first season at Goodison Park.


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