In the summer of 2007 Everton paid a fee of £11.25 million for Nigerian striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni from Middlesborough. 

Nine years later and the 33-year-old is now turning out for National League side, Boreham Wood in a pre-season friendly.

Yakubu Aiyegbeni is currently training with Boreham Wood.

Yakubu’s last spell in England saw the striker turn out for Championship side, Reading before moving to Turkey in August 2015.

The Nigerian scored 95 Premier League goals during his time in the top flight as well as netting five in five during Champions League campaigns.

Yakubu lives locally to Boreham Wood’s ground and was invited down to train with the side through The Wood’s manager, Luke Gerrard.

The striker appeared in a pre-season friendly against former club, Reading on Saturday and wore the number nine shirt for Boreham Wood.

Yakubu (centre) wore the number nine shirt against Reading on Saturday. (Photo credit: Craig Payne)

Boreham Wood fan, Brett Lewis commented on the former Blackburn striker turning out for his side, saying: “I’m very pleased. Hopefully we can keep him but I’d be surprised if he doesn’t get snapped up by someone else.”

Wood manager, Gerrard spoke out about the possibility of signing the Nigerian forward, “I spoke to him on Sunday and he was very open in terms of a few bits that are going on but I’ve heard a little rumour someone in the League has put an offer to him so it will be very interesting to see how that pans out.”

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2004-05 Portsmouth Match Issue ‘Signed’ Home Shirt Yakubu #20 – AVAILABLE TO BUY AT CLASSIC FOOTBALL SHIRTS

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