Anichebe: West Brom move reignited spark

Victor Anichebe says moving to West Bromwich Albion has given him back his spark.

Victor Anichebe says moving to West Bromwich Albion has given him back his spark.

The £6m striker has only gained confidence from Albion’s record pay-out for his services after a seven-year stint at Everton.

“I knew before that there was interest but when I found out, I knew I really wanted to come here – Steve Clarke didn’t really need to persuade me," he told the Express & Star.

“Everton have gone through change, a lot of staff who’d been there since I was a boy at Everton had gone.

“ It’s not a bad thing but I thought maybe it’s time for me to go on and experience something else, so I didn’t need much persuasion, other teams were interested but I chose to come to West Brom.

“It was sad but I just felt it was the right time to go. Roberto Martinez wanted me to stay but I'd made up my mind. He sent me a lovely text message after I left.

“Some of the players here have put hunger into me. It's a pleasure to see the enthusiasm that Saido (Berahino) has every day, so it's the right decision I left.”

 
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