Yakubu looks to resurrect career in fifth-tier English division

By Isoccer Staff

Boreham Wood manager Luke Garrard admits signing Yakubu is a “long shot”, despite the ex-Nigeria and Everton striker training with the club.

Yakubu, 33, who lives close to Wood’s ground and played in Saturday’s friendly versus former club Reading is looking to resurrect his dwindling career in the fifth-tier English division club.

“He’s like a Rolls Royce, especially at this level. When he lands on the ball he’s phenomenal,” said Garrard.

“Is he as sharp as he used to be in the Premier League? No, but at 33 he could definitely do a job in the League.”

Yakubu has scored more than 140 goals in his career for clubs also including Middlesbrough and Blackburn and has returned to England after a spell in the Turkish top flight with Kayserispor.

Garrard got in touch with the forward through a mutual friend and invited him down for two training sessions, before he appeared in the match against the Royals.

“I can imagine he’s got interest especially after he’d been with us and played against Reading, so I can imagine something will happen in the next week or so but until then we’ll enjoy his company,” Garrard told BBC Sport.

“It’s a long shot (signing him for Boreham Wood).

“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.”

Boreham Wood Football Club is a full time professional association football club based in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, England, that plays at Meadow Park. They were established in 1948, and have reached the FA Cup 2nd Round proper twice in their history.

They played in the National League last season for the first time after winning promotion via the play-offs in 2014–15.

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