Middlesbrough chairman: No choice but to sell Yakubu

Middlesbrough chairman Steve Gibson insists he had no choice but to sell Yakubu Aiyegbeni to Everton.

Gibson told a BBC Tees Forum: "The one thing which cannot happen at a club is when you have a player who is unsettled to the point where it affects his performances on the field.

"That's the position where we'd got to with Yakubu. Emotionally he was struggling, and at Wigan he gave a performance that was below his own standards.

"When that happens, it's the right time to get the best possible deal for the club."

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