Yobo signing gladdens Norwich chief

The Canaries chief executive has expressed his delight with the signing of the Nigeria international during the January transfer window

David McNally, Norwich City’s chief executive has revealed that his club made the right move securing the services of Nigeria international Joseph Yobo during the transfer window and is convinced that he will make a big impact.

The Canaries recruited Jonas Gutierrez and Joseph Yobo on short-term loan deals.

McNally also stated while briefing local media at Carrow Road that both players are good value for money.

 “Those two were crucial reinforcements,” he said.

“Joseph has played 95 times for Nigeria and Jonas 22 times for Argentina and bringing them in on a short-term basis, knowing the character of these men is first-class, was better for us than investing in a four-year contract on someone of less quality. That was the judgment we made.

“Having been in the game many years now, January is about short-term measures to ensure the squad is complemented rather than a wholesale re-shaping of the staff,” he concluded.

Since arrival from Fenerbahce, Yobo has been a regular in Chris Hughton’s team forming a formidable partnership with Sebastian Bassong.

The 33-year-old has also been recalled to the Nigerian national team for the friendly game against El Tri of Mexico on March 5.