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Yobo says no to Everton return

Super Eagles coach, Joseph Yobo has said that he does not want to return to Everton when his loan deal to Fenerbahce expires in the Summer.

Yobo, who was in Lagos to play in the testimonial match played to honour retired Nigerian international, Nwankwo Kanu, said playing for Fenerbahce, winner of the 2010-2011 Turkish League, has made him to rediscover his form, which was on a decline during his time in the English Premier League.

“My future is with Fenerbahce. I do not want to return to Everton because I have seen the difference in playing in a competitive team on a regular basis and that has helped me to improve. Football can leave you if you are not playing regularly and I hold my present form to my stay in Turkey, which Is where I want to remain”, said the Eagles central defender.

He said that he has begun talks with Fenerbahce to buy him on permanent basis from Everton.

“My bosses in Turkey are happy with the way I have played and they want me to remain with them and we are just working on the process that would make Everton to release me permanently to Fenerbahce”, said Yobo.

For him to remain in Turkey, Everton have told Fenerbahce to cough out  £5 million but we gathered that they are  holding out for a cut price of £2.5m.


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