17th Jul, 2019

Yakubu leaves Coventry City by mutual consent

Les Reid 5th Apr, 2017

COVENTRY City striker Yakubu has left the club by mutual consent.

The former Premier League star and Nigeria international had signed a short-term deal with the Sky Blues in February, which was supposed to take him until the end of the season.

But after just three appearances, he pulled a hamstring after coming on in the 3-1 home defeat against Swindon Town, and has not played since.

The club’s website announced today: “The club can announce that former Everton striker Yakubu has had his contract mutually terminated, with immediate effect.

Yakubu made three appearances for the Sky Blues, before suffering a hamstring injury against Swindon Town.

The club would like to wish Yakubu all the best for the future.”

Former manager Russell Slade – who brought in the 34-year-old former Portsmouth, Middlesbrough, Everton, and Blackburn Rovers striker as a free agent following a failure to land striker targets in the January transfer window – had hoped Yakubu would provide the firepower to keep the club in League One.

Slade’s replacement Mark Robins has since spoken of the dangers of bringing in out-of-contract players in relation to their fitness.

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