Former Nigeria international Yakubu Aiyegbeni who signed for Coventry recently has revealed he wants to end his career in England.

Speaking to BBC Sport, Aiyegbeni said: “I left to play in China, Qatar and Turkey, but my family and heart was always in England.

“I’ve always said I would love to end my career in England and that plan is still on track.”

Yakubu has scored 96 Premier League goals – more than any other Nigerian and just five less than the top-ranked African scorer Didier Drogba.

Yakubu’s career began 14 years ago and has played in the top flight for Portsmouth, Middlesbrough, Everton and Blackburn.

“My career in England started in 2003 and I have been very lucky to play for some top managers and teams,” Yakubu Aiyegbeni added “Things are quite tough for Coventry City at the moment and I understand what is expected of me.

“I had the opportunity to train with the players here, I see great qualities and believe things can get better. “I love scoring goals and helping my team-mates to score, together we can lift the club. “I know this league very well because I have played in it with Leicester City and Reading in the past.”