Yakubu is ready to leave Everton and join Leicester

Yakubu has scored 10 goals in 19 appearances for Leicester this season

On-loan Leicester striker Yakubu says he would welcome a permanent move to the Walkers Stadium from Everton.

The 28-year-old Nigerian has been at the Foxes since 13 January and insists he is happy at the Championship club.

He told BBC Radio Leicester: "I think I've had enough [at Everton] and I have to look for somewhere to go - I would love to stay [at Leicester].

"Hopefully I can settle things there and come back. If I could come and play for Leicester that would be great."

Yakubu has scored 10 goals in 19 appearances for Sven-Goran Eriksson's side in a four-month loan spell.

He moved to Everton from Middlesbrough for a club record £11.25m in August 2007.

"I had a great time at Everton but I think I have to move on," he explained. "I've had a great four months [at Leicester] and my season has been really good.

"It feels like home and I feel like I've been here for three or four years - I'm enjoying it.

"The players and the fans have been really nice to me and hopefully I will see them again."

And Yakubu insists he would be happy to ply his trade in the Championship next season after the Foxes missed out on a play-off spot.

"In the end we are disappointed not to get to the play-offs or get to the Premier League," he continued. "But hopefully next season the manager is going to bring in more players and I think next season we are going to be better than this season."

The Nigerian international added that he has not been fazed by being used as a substitute by Eriksson in some games.

"The manager believes in me and even when he rests me it's normal, he wants to give some other players a chance.

"When I came here I never said I was going to have an automatic shirt to play. You have to fight for the shirt, you have to believe and you have to produce every game - if you don't play well, you're not going to be in the team.

"To get a game and show people that I can score goals has been great."

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