By Tom Blackburn
Former Everton striker Yakubu has joined National League side Boreham Wood – and fans have taken to Twitter to express their surprise.
Football Insider reported on Saturday that the much loved striker would be lining up as a triallist for the club against Reading.
Yakubu was much loved at Everton fans and the chant “feed that Yak and he will score” is remembered fondly by the Goodison faithful.
Yakubu, who also has Reading, Portsmouth and Middlesbrough listed on his CV, was released by Turkish side Kayserispor at the end of the season and is currently looking for a new club.
The Nigerian joined Everton in 2007 from Boro for £14million and went on to score 25 goals in 82 league appearances for the club.
He eventually left Everton fro Blackburn in 2011 and cost £1.5million, and has since played for Chinese side Guangzhou, Qatar side Al-Rayyan, Reading and most recently Kayserispor.
Unsurprisingly, fans have been shocked by the news that the 33-year-old could be dropping as low as the National League and duly had their say on Twitter.
Was every club napping when ex-Everton & 'Boro goal machine Yakubu went to Boreham Wood on trial? Can do better than that surely.
— Adam Gray (@AdamGray1250) July 9, 2016
If you want to hear crazy stories, here is one. @BOREHAM_WOODFC have signed Yakubu. Yes that Yakubu who played for Everton and Reading
— Craig Beazley (@craigbeazley85) July 8, 2016
When you see ex Everton and Prem striker Yakubu is on trial with Borhem Wood 😂😂😂 @wokingfc "snatch him last minute?"
— Ph0toD4n (@Ph0toDan) July 9, 2016
How is Yakubu still 33???? – Former Everton striker Yakubu to play for National League club Boreham Wood https://t.co/NXCsiBVkG7
— Rod Smith 🥃 (@pompeyrod) July 9, 2016
Dave Beasent's son Sam starts in goal for Boreham Wood – Yakubu is No.9. #readingfc
— Charles Watts (@charles_watts) July 9, 2016
I don't know what's more unbelievable, Yakubu being on trial at Boreham Wood or the fact that he reckons he's only 33
— Dave Lamb (@DavidLamb27) July 9, 2016
In other Everton news, their pursuit of a £30million midfielder has hit a stumbling block due to issues.