The best Yakubu jokes as Reading sign former Everton striker

One of the first big moves of transfer deadline day sees Reading sign the former Everton striker.

As he joins Reading on transfer deadline day, there were Yakubu jokes and doubts about his age
NEW SIGNING: Yakubu Aiyegbeni (Image: Twitter/Reading FC)

Check out the best Yakubu jokes as one of the first big moves of a slightly slow transfer deadline day sees Reading sign the former Everton player on a free transfer.


The striker, who has amassed 57 caps for Nigeria, was available after leaving Qatari club Al Rayyan.

The recognisable 32-year-old has played for 5 different English clubs, scoring 114 league goals in total.

But Twitter was awash with doubts about his age and Yakubu jokes as the transfer deadline day signing was confirmed:

Rumours Reading FC are in talks with 53 year old Yakubu pic.twitter.com/PkO64FQtsi

— John Smith (@monkey_sponge) February 2, 2015

On plus side, #ReadingFC after Yakubu. Old rumour of his wife having to wear body armour in bed as he suffers night terrors is a classic.

— Football Burp (@FootballBurp) February 2, 2015

This Yakubu signing has to be a Nigerian scam. We're going to pay for it via Western Union and get a picture of him in return. #readingfc

— Greg Double (@Dubstep1988) February 2, 2015

Classic piece of Jim White #Yakubu bant… https://t.co/w1okdUBxyy

— Who Ate All The Pies (@waatpies) February 2, 2015

Quick straw poll, who actually believes Yakubu is 32-years-old?

— The Football Jester (@FootballJester) February 2, 2015

No official mention from Reading, I like to think that Yakubu has just bought a Reading shirt and decided to stand in a field to cheer us up

— Paddy Power (@paddypower) February 2, 2015

So if Yakubu is actually 32 he apparently started his senior career when he was 14/15 years old #SomethingsWrongHere

— Sam Page (@SamPageITFC) February 2, 2015

I see that "32-year-old" Yakubu has signed for Reading. He's been 32 for about 10 years now, surely! https://t.co/AohHwHz2Tg

— GeoffPetersTalkSPORT (@talkSPORTgeoff) February 2, 2015

Yakubu still plays football! Who knew?

— Georgie Bingham (@georgiebingham) February 2, 2015

DOB on this squad list suggests Reading's new '32-year-old' signing Yakubu is actually 37… http://t.co/cJHoXUQpj5 pic.twitter.com/UXjlMA20Mr

— BreatheSport (@BreatheSport) February 2, 2015