Coventry City sign former Premier League striker Yakubu for 2016-17 season

| Updated Apr 01, 2017 at 3:00pm


Yakubu Aiyegbeni former Nigeria striker


League One's bottom club Coventry City have signed former Nigeria striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni on a free transfer deal that will see him remain at Coventry until May 2017 as once a notable English club attempts to add some valuable experience in their fight against the drop.

The 34-year-old, who has not had a club since leaving Turkish side Kayserispor last year, will be with Converty City until the end of the season after a short trial.

"We're pleased to have secured the signing of Yakubu, who brings vast experience and a terrific goal record," said City boss Russell Slade.

The deal is subject to Yakubu receiving international clearance.

"He's a one-in-every-two-games man goals-wise, so we had to be interested," Slade told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire.

In a decade in English football, Yakubu scored 114 times in 293 league appearances, mostly in the top flight, at Portsmouth, Middlesbrough, Everton, Leicester City, Blackburn Rovers and Reading.

He was a target for Boreham Wood earlier in the season, training with the National League side, after returning to England following a spell in the Turkish top flight with Kayserispor.