Yakubu eyes Foxes stay
Striker Yakubu says he is ready to depart Everton in favour of a permanent switch to Leicester.
Last Updated: 04/05/11 3:24pm
On-loan Leicester striker Aiyegbeni Yakubu says he is ready to depart Everton in favour of a permanent switch to the Walkers Stadium.
The Nigeria international has been on loan at the Foxes since mid-January after making a temporary move to the Championship club.
Yakubu has impressed for Sven-Goran Eriksson's side, scoring 10 goals in 19 appearances during his loan spell.
Goran-Eriksson revealed earlier this week he was undecided over whether he would try to sign the striker permanently in the summer, admitting the 28-year-old might not want to prolong his stay after the Foxes missed out on a play-off spot.
But Yakubu, who moved to Goodison Park from Middlesbrough for a club record fee of £11.25million in August 2007, insists he wants to stay on at Leicester rather than return to the Toffees.
"I think I've had enough [at Everton] and I have to look for somewhere to go - I would love to stay [at Leicester]," he said.
"Hopefully I can settle things there and come back. If I could come and play for Leicester that would be great.
"I had a great time at Everton but I think I have to move on. I've had a great four months at Leicester and my season has been really good.
"It feels like home and I feel like I've been here for three or four years - I'm enjoying it.
"The players and the fans have been really nice to me and hopefully I will see them again."