Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Yobo's future may have to wait a little longer

Joseph Yobo's future may have to wait a little longer before it is sorted out as talks with Everton have stalled.

Talks between the Nigerian international and Everton chairman, Bill Kenwright, have "broken down irreparably," according to a source close to the player.

SuperSport.com can report that Kenwright made it clear to Yobo that Everton have received offers from other English clubs.

The Nigerian defender responded that he has no problem with offers from English clubs as long as they are willing to match the wages he commands at Fenerbahce.

Reports that Yobo might move for £2 million to Fenerbahce, where he has played in the past two seasons on loan spells, looks doubtful at the moment.

The Toffees are holding on to Yobo, who still has about two years left on his deal and are keen to force up the transfer fee to around £3 million which the Turkish club have baulked at after an earlier £1 million bid was rejected.

"Talks between the (Everton) chairman and him (Yobo) has broken down irreparably.

"Everton want to hold out till it is too late and he may miss pre-season with Fenerbahce. In the long run, miss out on an opportunity to play in the Champions League," SuperSport.com was informed.

Yobo has already made it clear that he wants out at Everton and prefers a move to Fenerbahce on a permanent basis.

This is in spite of interests from Leicester City and Norwich City for the 31-year-old centre-half.

“Moving to Fenerbahce was the best thing in my career. I joined them because I was eager to win silverware. The 2011 Super Lig title and the Turkish Cup justified that.

"I hope my permanent move to Fenerbahce is concluded soon," the Nigerian captain said.

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