Former Super Eagles striker, Yakubu Aiyegbeni is set to make his debut for new club, Reading, the championship club have confirmed.
The 32-year-old forward Completesportsnigeria.com understands took part in pre-season training with his previous club in Qatar, and it is believed at the Madejski Stadium that he could be in contention to make his Royals debut in the coming game.
Manager Steve Clarke while speaking in his club’s press conference disclosed that the striker was working on his fitness prior to his arrival in Berkshire on Monday’s transfer deadline day.
“He’s had a bit of football lately in the form of friendly matches,” Clarke said. “He’s come in and done some training with us and looks in decent shape. I don’t think it will take too long to get him up to speed and hopefully he can give us that little bit extra that we’re looking for.
Clarke explained how he arrived at the decision to settle for the former Okomu United ace who last played for Nigeria at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
“I’ve been looking at our games recently where we’ve had a lot of possession in forward areas and couldn’t find the killer touch. Until Monday, you’re searching the world markets for someone that can do that and then suddenly I got a call saying Yakubu was available.
“The most important thing for us, is that we get him quickly integrated into the group and that he starts to make a contribution to us as soon as possible,” Clarke was quoted on Reading’s official website.
Yakubu Aiyegbeni signed from Qatari side Al Rayyan.