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Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Yakubu Aiyegbeni's Guangzhou deal almost done

Nigeria forward, Yakubu Aiyegbeni is on the verge of completing a move to Chinese Super League side, Guangzhou R and F.
Yakubu is expected in China on Monday to agree personal terms and sign a deal worth about €6 million a year.
Vice president of Guangzhou R and F, Lu Yi, had said the deal is just one percent away from being sealed with the Super Eagles' striker.
"We are in final talks with him, and the negotiation is almost done. The job is 99 percent done. If nothing goes wrong with the final one percent, Yakubu will arrive at Guangzhou this week, and we will start doing the registration in the Chinese league for him," Yi had told Xinhua last week.
The complete details of the deal still remain under wrap until the 29-year-old signs this week.
According to Yi, the Chinese club have been in contact with English side, Blackburn Rovers for Yakubu "two months ago."
"I can't say anything about the contract now. Two months ago, we began to contact with Blackburn and the player. He has been our first choice in the position of centre forward," he said.
"I believe Yakubu is the one we need most. He has a good reputation and his ability has been tested in the world's most competitive league."
Yakubu scored 17 goals in the English Premier League last season but Blackburn were relegated leaving him with the option of an exit.
The Nigerian will become the second high profile African footballer to sign for a Chinese club after Cote d'Ivoire's Didier Drogba penned a deal with Shanghai Shenhua.

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