Eagles skipper, Yobo coy over English League return


Fenerbahce defender Joseph Yobo has played down speculations linking him with English Premiership club Cardiff City, but says he may leave the Turkish outfit.

Bluebirds boss Malky Mackay is keen to add an experienced defender to his ranks as his prepares his side for their first-ever Premier League campaign.

Yobo would certainly fit the bill, having spent eight seasons in England with Everton as well as earning close to 100 caps for Nigeria, and reports have linked the 32-year-old with a switch to south Wales.

His current club Fenerbahce are currently appealing a ruling that saw them banned from European competition for alleged match-fixing.

They can continue to play in their Champions League qualifier until the result of that appeal is made on August 28.

Yobo has hinted that his own future could rest on that appeal decision, though he wouldn’t elaborate on any potential new club.

“I’ve heard a lot of speculation about my future and it’s been ongoing, he told Vanguard.

“Really, there is no difference. I don’t know what is going on. The speculation will go on because Fenerbahce have not yet confirmed if it is guaranteed that we will definitely remain in the Champions League.

“If that doesn’t happen then obviously some foreign players will have to leave”.

Meanwhile, compatriot Emmanuel Emenike joins Yobo at Fenerbahce but the move means the Turkish side now have 11 foreign players in their squad, which is against the rules of the Turkish Premier League that say clubs are limited to 10 foreign players per season.

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