Joseph Yobo’s future seens no closer to a resolution, but the Everton defender has made one thing clear: He wants to stay at Fenerbache.Nigeria defender Yobo spent the 2010/11 season on-loan at Turkish club Fener, making 33 appearances as the club won the Super Lig title.
Fenerbahce appear keen to keep the 30-year-old, but Everton’s valuation of Yobo – agreed as five million pounds at the beginning of his loan deal – is reportedly above what the Istanbul club is willing to offer.
Reports in the player’s homeland claim showdown talks have been scheduled between the two clubs on Tuesday, but the former Marseille centre-back made it clear he sees his future in Turkey and not back in the English Premier League.
“My future is with Fenerbahce,” Yobo .
“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.”
“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.”