Allardyce would, of course, love it, really love it, if he could undermine Blackburn, and Yakubu is his sort of player - big and strong, the perfect Big Sam target man.
Would I have him? Had you asked me that last summer, I would have replied no. But Yakubu was a born again striker last year, stripping leaner, fitter and hungry for goals. He would be cheap too so I wouldn't be surprised if he is our first signing of the summer.