Victor Anichebe has been talking about why he opted to join Sunderland in the summer rather than take ‘crazy offers’ from abroad.
The striker penned a one-year deal with the Black Cats after leaving West Brom at the end of last season.
“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,” he told the Newcastle Chronicle. “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.”