Reading sign experienced striker Yakubu

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Championship side Reading have signed the experienced striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni. Reading confirmed the signing of Yakubu on their official website, the contract lasting until the end of the season.

Yakubu is 32-years-old has played around the world, finding fame first off in Israel with Maccabi Haifa. In 2003 Yakubu first came to notoriety in England when he joined Portsmouth on loan. Pompey paid £4m in May 2003 for a permanent deal and Yakubu netted 29 times in 65 league matches for the South-Coast club.

The Yak played well for Middlesborough and Everton too and then had spells with Leicester City and Blackburn Rovers. Since leaving Blackburn in 2012, Yakubu has played for Guangzhou in China and Al Rayyan in Qatar. However, the Yak is back and ready for goals in the Championship with Reading.

Manager Steve Clarke was pleased and said: “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.”

Good signing?