Former Villarreal forward Ikechukwu Uche has insisted that he does not regret not playing in England at the prime of his career.
The 36-year-old former Super Eagles player is the highest scoring Nigerian in La Liga history with 43 goals combined for five different clubs namely Villarreal, Recreativo Huelva, Getafe, Real Zaragoza and Granada, according to allnigeriasoccer.com.
“No, even though I had one or two offers back then. I cannot really go into details but I can remember I had offers from there but it didn’t work out.” he said to Nigeria Info FM when asked if he regrets not playing in England.
“When you play football you get offers from everywhere so if it didn’t work out it means it wasn’t real.”
Uche also praised Samuel Chukwueze, who is currently playing for Villarreal, tipping the youngster for huge success at the Yellow Submarine.
“He is very good, everything is working very fast for him. Where he is it is obvious that he would get better, he would do well because it is one of the best teams at the moment in the Spanish League.
“They’ve had important players and like bringing up players from the second team and make them stars.
“He’s doing well, he’s growing. With the games he’s been playing it shows he can get better,” added Uche.
Ikechukwu Uche was part of the Super Eagles team that won the 2013 Africa Cup Of Nations.