Why I turned down attractive offers to join Sunderland – Victor Anichebe

The Sunderland Striker, Victor Anichebe has revealed he chose Sunderland over a move abroad because ‘money is not always everything’.

“I was so close to going abroad, I wanted a change, but then the manager came in here and this was a good opportunity to stay in England and in the Premier League for another year,”

“There were a lot of offers to go all these kinds of places, crazy offers in different countries but sometimes money is not always everything.

“The way I left West Brom, I didn’t really want to leave without playing. I knew a long time before I left I was going to see out my contract and wanted to see the next opportunity. So, I took a long time to decide what I wanted to do.

“I knew about Sunderland and the manager and a couple of other English teams, there was a lot of interest in the Championship too. Lower teams in the Premier League too and offers from abroad.

“Some of them were very attractive. I like travelling and experiencing new things so maybe that is something I will look forward to in future.” he added

The striker penned a one-year deal with the Black Cats after leaving West Brom at the end of last season.

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