"I was having a great time at Depor. I put in fine performances, lived in a beautiful town, and there was no reason to leave.
"(But) they came up with an offer too good to refuse. I had a talk with Freddy Shepherd, and told him how much I wanted to earn.
"It was a ludicrous amount, but he didn't bat an eyelid. The negotiations with Deportivo were also over in no time.
"I was going to earn lots and lots of money at a club I had never paid attention to before, and move to a town I knew nothing about.
"I hardly knew any of my new colleagues, and hardly spoke any English.
"I tore a hamstring in my second league appearance, was on the sidelines for three months, and when I returned there was a new manager (Glenn Roeder).
"He ignored me completely. I often started on the bench and even more often was forced to watch from the stands. I never got an opportunity to adapt to the British style."