Ex-Everton striker on trial with Belgian outfit as he eyes move to 14th club - reliable journalist
By Will Butcher
Nomadic Nigeria International Yakubu Aiyegbeni has joined Belgian side Mouscron as he desperately continues his search for a new contract, according to a reliable journalist.
Yakubu, who has Everton, Leicester Reading, Portsmouth and Middlesbrough listed on his CV, was released by Turkish side Kayserispor at the end of last season and is currently looking for a new club.
Pieter-Jan Calcoen, who writes for Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws, revealed on his personal Twitter account on Tuesday afternoon that the 33-year-old has joined the Jupiler League side on trial.
— Pieter-Jan Calcoen (@PJCalcoen) August 16, 2016
If the 57-time capped attacker earns a deal with Mouscron, then Belgium will become the eighth country that he has plied his trade in, joining the likes of Turkey, Qatar and China, as well as his 14th club.
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Yakubu joined Everton in 2007 from Boro, for what was at the time a huge fee £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.
He eventually left the Toffees for Blackburn in 2011, costing the Lancashire side £1.5million. He 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.