Everton FC striker Yakubu to leave Goodison for Leicester City loan move

12 January 2011 08:00
Yakubu 300[LNB]YAKUBU was today on the brink of completing a season long loan move to Leicester - as David Moyes attempts to bolster his arm in the transfer market by trimming the Goodison wage bill.[LNB]The Nigerian striker was believed to have undergone a medical at the Walkers stadium this morning, with the Foxes keen to make the deal permanent this summer.[LNB]Foxes boss Sven Goran Eriksson has been tracking the 28-year-old for several weeks, and the Midlands club's wealthy Thai owners have agreed to cover his wages, enabling the deal to go ahead.[LNB]Moyes, who must generate his own funds to cover the wages of any potential loan signings, is still trawling the market for a striker, right sided midfielder and cover a centre half.[LNB] He has decided to allow Yakubu to move on after the former Portsmouth player slipped behind Louis Saha and Jermaine Beckford in the line-up for a starting berth in his attack.[LNB]The Yak has found the net just once for in 15 appearances this season.[LNB]Meanwhile, the Everton boss is hoping his firm rebuttal of Tottenham's interest in skipper Phil Neville will prevent the Londoners continuing their pursuit.

Source: Liverpool_Echo