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Done Deal: Norwich Land Joseph Yobo On Loan From Fenerbahce

Former Toffee links up with Canaries.

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Norwich City have announced the signing of centre back Joseph Yobo on loan from Turkish club Fenerbahce for the remainder of the season, Sky Sports reports.

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The Canaries decided to swoop for the 33-year-old Nigerian international after an injury sustained by regular centre back Michael Turner forced manager Chris Hughton into action.

Norwich revealed the deal through Twitter, saying: “NCFC can confirm the loan signing of Joseph Yobo from Fenerbahce until the end of the season, subject to governing body approval.”

And manager Chris Hughton added: “As most know we’ve got a problem with Michael Turner, who’s got a hamstring pull which will continue to keep him out for a fair amount of time, so it’s an area we needed to fill.

“Of course what Joseph is about is that he’s someone who knows this division very well, and has great experience.”

Fenerbahce confirmed: “Our player, Joseph Yobo, as a result of an agreement between the two clubs, will spend the rest of the season in the Premier League with Norwich City.

“Yobo has shown in his time at Fenerbahce his experience, professionalism, and an exemplary attitude. We wish him success with his new club for the rest of the season.”

Yobo began his career with Belgian outfit Standard Liege before making the switch to Marseille. He joined Everton in 2003 and was David Moyes’ first signing for the club. He went on to make over 200 appearances for the club before leaving for Turkey in 2010.

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