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Yobo completes Fenerbahce move

Yobo completes Fenerbahce move

By Eurosport
Last update 04/08/2012 at 21:49 - Published on 04/08/2012 at 21:49
By Eurosport - 04/08/2012 at 21:49

Joseph Yobo has joined Fenerbahce on a permanent basis after Everton agreed to sell the Nigeria defender.

Yobo, who has spent the last two seasons on loan at the Istanbul-based club, was expected to stay in Turkey after scoring twice in 62 Turkish league matches since falling out of favour at Goodison Park.

The 31-year-old former Marseille centre-half has signed a three-year deal. The fee was undisclosed.

Yobo became the first African player to captain Everton, for whom he played in over 200 Premier League games.

But the signings of Sylvian Distin and John Heitinga forced him out of the first-team, and he was allowed to join the Turkish runners-up initially to get first-team football.

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