Yobo secures Fenerbahce switch

The deal, which includes the option to make the transfer permanent

next summer, went through ahead of the closure of the Turkish

transfer window after the 29-year-old agreed terms and passed a

medical. Yobo, who joined Everton from Marseille in 2002, has not

played for the club this season, most recently missing the 1-0

defeat by Aston Villa last weekend with a slight thigh problem.

Yobo, who was David Moyes’ first signing as Everton boss, has made

nearly 200 Premier League appearances for the Toffees. He also

captained the side in Phil Neville’s absence in 2007 but the form

of Sylvain Distin and Phil Jagielka saw him lose his place in the

first team last season. Yobo has represented Nigeria in two World

Cups, captaining the Super Eagles in South Africa during the

summer.