Abuja - Nigeria midfielder Joel Obi has explained the reasons behind his move from Inter Milan to Torino, ahead of the new 2015/2016 season in the Italian Serie A.
The 24-year old came through the ranks at Inter, but suffered continued injuries and found himself on the bench most times when he is fit.
But after sealing the deal to Torino, he says he decided to leave the former European champions in order to get more regular playing time and also to earn a recall to the Super Eagles.
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“It was very important that I moved,” he began, “The move is important for my career because I need to play more often, I need to play more regularly and that’s the essence of this move.
“At Inter I wasn’t getting much game time so I decide to leave so I can get more time on the pitch and of course so I can return to the Super Eagles,” he added.
Obi was last in the Super Eagles reckoning prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, as he was a part of Nigeria’s provisional 35-man squad but didn’t make the final 23 to the tournament.
He has also featured for AC Parma on loan for Inter Milan.