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Yakubu a 'no-risk signing' for Reading boss Steve Clarke

2 February 2015

Reading have announced the transfer deadline day signing of striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni on a deal until the end of the season.

The Nigerian international most recently played for Al Rayyan in Qatar but has plenty of previous experience in English football, with the likes of Portsmouth, Middlesbrough, Everton and Blackburn Rovers.

Yakubu stands only behind Didier Drogba in the list of all-time highest African goalscorers in Premier League history, and Royals boss Steve Clarke was delighted to secure the 32-year-old's services.

He told the club's official website: “An experienced goalscorer, Yakubu brings a fantastic scoring record to this club and his addition will complement the strikers we’ve already got at Reading and help us to improve as a team in latter stages of the season.

“I know all about him as a player and I have heard very good reports about him as a personality in the dressing room. He is no-risk signing for us and I look forward to him scoring goals for Reading Football Club.”

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