Thursday 22 February 2018

Norwich in talks with Fenerbache over a loan deal for Joseph Yobo

Joseph Yobo
Joseph Yobo

Jim van Wijk

Norwich are in talks with Fenerbahce over a loan deal for defender Joseph Yobo, the Turkish club have confirmed.

The 33-year-old left Everton in August 2012 and played against Arsenal in their Champions League qualifier in August, but now appears set for a return to the Barclays Premier League to help boost the Canaries' bid to retain their top-flight status.

A post on Fenerbahce's official Twitter feed read: "Negotiations over the hire of our player Joseph Yobo to Norwich City until the end of the 2013-2014 season have begun."

Norwich manager Chris Hughton has been looking to add to his squad following the loan signing of midfielder Jonas Gutierrez from Newcastle.

The Canaries - whose ill-tempered 0-0 draw against the Magpies on Tuesday night left them in 12th place, five points above the drop zone - have also been linked with Blackburn centre-back Scott Dann as well as Newcastle's Steven Taylor and Lazio's Michael Ciani.

Norwich later also confirmed the negotiations on the official website.

A statement read: "City can confirm we are in talks with Turkish club Fenerbahce regarding a deal to bring experienced Nigerian international central defender Joseph Yobo to Carrow Road on loan until the end of the season."

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