Abuja - Brown Ideye has expressed his surprise at his unexpected
move to West Bromwich Albion.
Ideye, who had attracted interest from Stoke City and West
Ham United, completed an under the radar switch to the Midlands from Dinamo
Kyiv and says even he is still in shock.
"It's a little difficult to believe that it has
happened and I'm in still in shock right now," Ideye said soon after
finalizing the move.
"Things were a little difficult with my former club
because they didn't want to let me go, but I'm so happy that everything came
Ideye joins Ifeanyi Udeze, Nwankwo Kanu, Osaze Odemwingie
and Victor Anichebe as Nigerians who have pulled on the Baggies' blue and white
strip but he says he did not speak to Odemwingie before the move.
"No, I did not talk to him. But I'm confident
everything will be fine."
In a separate interview, Ideye told naijafootball.com that
he was spurred on by his inexplicable omission from Nigeria's World Cup squad.
“It even sounds better for me because I was dropped from
Nigeria’s team to the last World Cup and I continued to tell myself that I had
to work hard for my career.
“I didn’t just work hard, I believed in myself and I must
say I am very excited. It’s really a dream come true for me,” Ideye said.
“I will give my best in every game I play for the club and
leave the fans with stuff to dream off every time I play for the club.”
- Kick Off Nigeria
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