Everton news Yakubu joins Boreham Wood

By Wayne Veysey

9th Jul, 2016 | 4:52pm

Everton legend joins relegation survivors

By Tom Blackburn

Former Everton striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni scored goals has joined National League side Boreham Wood.

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.

On Friday evening, Boreham Wood announced on their website and social media accounts that the popular striker would be lining up for the club against Reading on Saturday.

The Nigerian joined Everton in 2007 from Boro, for a staggering £14million and went on to make 82 league appearances for the club.

In that time he scored 25 Premier League goals, and added a further eight goals in other tournaments including the UEFA Cup.

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He eventually left Everton for Blackburn in 2011 and cost £1.5million, and has since played for Chinese side Guangzhou, Qatar side Al-Rayyan, Reading and most recently Kayserispor.

Yakubu first appeared on the scene in England when he was signed by Harry Redknapp at Portsmouth before joining Middlesbrough in 2005.

In other Everton news, their pursuit of a £30million midfielder has hit a stumbling block due to issues.