Nigeria international, Anthony Ujah has revealed that he snubbed money spinning offers from clubs in China and Russia to accept that of Werder Bremen because of regular Super Eagles invitations.

Anthony Ujah after signing for Werder Bremen © Werder.de
Anthony Ujah after signing for Werder Bremen © Werder.de

“Although I had offers from clubs in China and Russia where I would have earned more money, I decided to sign for Bremen,” Ujah said while speaking to FIFA.com.

“I chose a club which I believed would help me develop as a player and bring me back to the national team set-up.

“It is very, very important for me to get another chance to play for my country because up till now I have not had so much success, but with the new coach and new set-up I hope this will be my chance.

“I think the move (to Werder Bremen) played a role because I had a very good pre-season. With our style of play, with the offensive football in Bremen, it’s a dream for every striker to be part of. I think it will make me a better player.”

Ujah also expressed that his current being a German side will be to his advantage with coach Sunday Oliseh, with the Super Eagles handler haven played for FC Köln and Borussia Dortmund among others.

“Sunday Oliseh played in the German Bundesliga, so I hope that will speak for me. He is well informed because the German league is not a small league. It is the league where the world champions came from,” Ujah said.

The 24-year-old goal poacher has scored a total of 38 goals for FSV Mainz 05, FC Köln and Werder Bremen since joining the Bundesliga in 2011..

 

 

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