Everton defender Yobo seals Fenerbahce switch

01 September 2010 04:30

Everton defender Joseph Yobo has completed his move to Turkish side Fenerbahce on a season-long loan.

The deal, which includes the option to make the transfer permanent next summer, went through on Wednesday afternoon ahead of the closure of the Turkish transfer window after the 29-year-old agreed terms and passed a medical.

Yobo, who joined Everton from Marseille in 2002, has not played for the club this season, most recently missing the 1-0 defeat by Aston Villa last weekend with a slight thigh problem.

Yobo, who was David Moyes' first signing as Everton boss, has made nearly 200 Premier League appearances for the Toffees.

He also captained the side in Phil Neville's absence in 2007 but the form of Sylvain Distin and Phil Jagielka saw him lose his place in the first team last season.

Yobo has represented Nigeria in two World Cups, captaining the Super Eagles in South Africa during the summer.

Source: PA