Yakubu may join National League side Boreham Wood

Yakubu may join National League side Boreham Wood

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– Yakubu Aiyegbeni could join England National League side Boreham Wood

– The team’s head coach Luke Garrard says Yakubu has been paying for entry to watch Boreham Wood games

– The coach also disclosed that he is “trying his hardest” to sign the former Nigeria striker

Yakubu Aiyegbeni could join England National League side Boreham Wood, according to the team’s head coach, Luke Garrard.

Speaking to BBC Three Counties Radio, Garrard disclosed that Yakubu has been paying for entry to watch Boreham Wood games.

Aiyegbeni playing for the Super Eagles

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It was also gathered that the 33-year-old ex-Everton forward has been training with the team and has been teaching younger players.

Garrard said: “Yak is courteous, he comes and watches the games, he pays entrance. He’s fully on board with what I’m doing and what the club are doing.”

The coach also disclosed that he is “trying his hardest” to sign the former Nigeria striker.

Garrard initially got in touch with Yakubu, who lives close to Wood’s Hertfordshire ground, through a mutual friend after the forward returned to England following a spell in the Turkish top flight with Kayserispor.

While Garrard has been as yet unable to convince him to sign a contract with his club, Yakubu has been giving advice to 21-year-old Morgan Ferrier – a striker that now has seven goals from 13 matches this term.

He said: “I’m trying my hardest to get him to sign a contract. But as it stands I don’t know his current situation in terms of where he’s going or what he has planned.

“No disrespect to Morgan, Yak has been taking him under his wing the last three or four weeks and as long as he comes in and does that I’m happy to have Yak at the club.

“He teaches things I haven’t seen because he’s played at the highest level and in fairness to Morgan he’s all eyes and ears.”

Aiyegbeni, spent a decade plying his trade in England before he last played professionally for the Turkish outfit Kayserispor.

Last season, he played 12 times, without scoring, for Turkish Super Lig side Kayserispo. Yakubu made 57 international appearances for Nigeria, scoring 21 goals.



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