Yakubu excited by China adventure
Yakubu has hit jackpot in China
Yakubu has completed a three-year deal in China believed to pay him 100,000 pounds a week, but the striker has insisted he did not move because of the cash.
"Many will wonder why I chose China, the truth is that there is not much to prove after scoring over 100 goals in a league considered as one of the best in the world. The best thing for me is to move for adventure and new challenge,” he said.
“Guangzhou R&F were the only team who made contact and showed seriousness in having me, so I decided to come here.
“I can feel the love, warmth and professional attitude here. My coming to China is not about money, I have found love, happiness and sincerity here which money can't buy, I am eager to kick start my China career."
‘The Yak’ paid a parting tribute to the players and fans of Blackburn Rovers.
"I thank Blackburn Rovers, the fans, fellow players for making my one season there seem like a decade - I appreciate their support [and] I hope the club will come back again into the top flight as soon as possible,” he said.