Chinese club tempts Yakubu with biggest ever salary


Nigeria striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni could earn 100,000 pounds a week at Chinese Super League club Guangzhou R&F, according to reports.

The rich Chinese are believed to be in talks with the Nigeria striker over a possible switch from relegated English Premier League side Blackburn Rovers.

Guangzhou, who were promoted to the Chinese Super League (CSL) this season, confirmed to reporters that they are eager to seal a move for the Nigerian, who scored 17 goals in the Premier League last term.

“Yakubu is our first choice, and everything is going well now, we hope he will be in Guangzhou this weekend,” the club’s deputy director Lu Yi told local media.

They are proposing a two-year deal for the bulky forward, who is presently on holidays in Lagos.

At the advanced age of 29, ‘The Yak’ will now want to cash in on a big pay day before he hangs his boots.

According to a Daily Mail report, Yakubu, who was outstanding last season scoring 17 goals in the English top flight, has a £ 1 million clause to leave Blackburn if relegated, which he has said he will exploit.

Yakubu is expected to fly out to China on Tuesday to finalise personal terms for the move, with a contract believed to be worth €6.2million per season.

Several clubs including West Ham United, Guan Beijing and Shanghai Shenhua are interested in the Nigeria international, who has featured for Everton, Portsmouth and Middlesbrough.



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