Ayegbeni deal completed

Last updated : 30 April 2003 By FootyMAD
Ayegbeni has been on loan at Fratton Park since January since when he has scored seven goals in just 11 games for Pompey.

"We are delighted to land a young player with such a fantastic future ahead of him," Portsmouths chief executive Peter Storrie told the clubs official website.

"There is no doubt other big clubs wanted him but as I always said when the rumours started flying we had an agreement with Haifa.

"It is tremendous news for the club and tremendous news for the supporters who have really taken to Yakubu in a big way.

"We have a real player for the future and I would like to echo the chairman's words in saying that it has been an absolute pleasure to do business with Maccabi Haifa."

Chairman Milan Mandaric told the club's official website, www.pompeyfc.co.uk, "I don't need to tell fans about the player's potential and we have a real jewel in the crown before the current season has even ended."