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YOBO DEAL CONFIRMED

PUBLISHED

19:00 30th January 2014

by Norwich City Football Club

Defender on loan for rest of season

CITY can confirm the signing of Nigerian international central defender Joseph Yobo on loan deal until the end of the season from Turkish side Fenerbahce, subject to international clearance and governing body approval.

Yobo, 33, played for Standard Liege, Marseille, Tenerife and Everton before joining Fenerbahce in August 2010. Initially joining Everton on loan from Marseille, he made a total of 258 appearances in all competitions for the Toffees and scored ten goals.

Commenting on the transfer City boss Chris Hughton said: "As most know we’ve got a problem with Michael Turner, who’s got a hamstring pull which will continue to keep him out for a fair amount of time, so it’s an area we needed to fill. Of course what Joseph is about is that he’s someone who knows this division very well, and has great experience."


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