Everton looking to transfer market after Yakubu injury

December 1st, 2008 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Dec 1 (DPA) Everton manager David Moyes said that he may have to dip into the transfer market in January after his top striker Yakubu was ruled out for the rest of the season because of injury.The Nigerian striker ruptured his Achilles tendon in Sunday’s win over Tottenham Hotspur, a match that saw him last just 10 minutes.

Louis Saha, who replaced Yakubu, lasted only another hour, leaving the field with his own injury, leaving Moyes sorely shorthanded.

“It is well documented that we don’t have great amounts of cash here, and getting involved in January certainly wouldn’t have been our ideal plan,” Moyes said.

“But the chairman has always backed me, and clearly we can’t go through the rest of the season if we only have one fit striker. We’ll see where we are and what we can do when the time comes in the new year.”

Moyes said that the injury to Yakubu was pure bad luck.

“He’s done his Achilles, and that’s him out for the season,” the Scot said.

“Louis Saha did his hamstring as well, so with James Vaughan facing a knee operation, we are really short up front. It’s a massive shame for us.”

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