Yakubu scored 33 times in 107 appearances for Everton between 2007 and 2011.
The former Nigeria international made his name at Maccabi Haifa before joining Portsmouth, where he became a cult hero.
Yakubu left Portsmouth for Middlesbrough in 2005, and he scored another 25 league goals in English football before making the move to Everton.
Of Yakubu’s 33 goals for Everton, 25 of those came in the Premier League.
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There is absolutely no question that he made a positive impression on the club’s supporters, and the centre-forward went on to represent Blackburn Rovers, Reading and Coventry City in the English game before hanging up his boots.
Now 35 years of age, Yakubu is certainly winding down.
The Everton supporters have recently taken the chance to pay tribute to their former striker, however, and one fan even claimed that ‘The Yak’ should return to the Merseyside club to play alongside Cenk Tosun in the final third of the field.
A selection of the Twitter reaction from the Everton fans, who have also been commenting on the future of Victor Lindelof, can be seen below:
Feed the Yak and he will score!
— TJ Bain7 (@TJBain2) June 10, 2018
FEED THE YAK
— Scott Alcock (@scottalcock) June 10, 2018
love the Yak!
— Michael Ian (@planty2403) June 10, 2018
Get him over to Goodison alongside Cenk!
— Ben (@benatherton10) June 9, 2018
Sign him up he only 27 now :p
— me (@toffee_7) June 9, 2018
Yak must be at least 27 years old now… ?
— Simon (@SG_EFC) June 9, 2018