Stars Abroad

Nigerian international Uche Agbo has let it known that he had rejected a move to the riches of the Chinese Super League.

Agbo passed on the Chinese option and instead headed to Spain’s Rayo Vallecano for his loan spell away from Belgium side Standard Liege until May.

"It was a big decision to make because the offer and money from China was unbelievable," Agbo told BBC Sport.

"Yes, it's an awful lot of money from China, some very serious money, but after speaking with my agent, we both agreed that it's not the best in terms of career progression.

"The persuasion [by the unnamed Chinese club] only stopped after I had signed with Rayo Vallecano.

"I'm still young, I also have lots of ambition and at this stage of my career staying in Europe is the right step to develop my career.

The Kano-born player concluded his views by expanding on what he means by choosing football and developing himself in Spain.

"I understand Spanish football, the way the football is played suits my style and I decided to come back, even though it's a loan, but playing here will only enhance my development further,” said the 23-year-old.