Super Eagles and Kano Pillars defender, Jamiu Alimi, has confirmed he will be joining Canadian club Vancouver Whitecaps FC ahead of new the MLS season next year.
Alimi, who spoke exclusively to AOIFootball.com, said although he had other several offers, Vancouver gave him the kind of deal he really wanted.
“We have been on the deal for some months now, but I have been delaying the deal. So, I can confirm that by January I should officially join them.
“I got series of offers in Europe but I decided to join the MLS because America is a peaceful place and Vancouver offered me a better deal, compared to other offers I received,” Alimi said.
The former Tavriya Simferopol and Olympiakos Nicosia player, added that he’s hoping for a better adventure abroad after his brief stint in Europe some years back, whilst highlighting former Super Eagles midfielder, Nosa Igiebor as one of those who advised him on the move.
“I am very optimistic I will have a better game abroad next year; my last European adventure was not a successful one, but I am more mature and ready to take up this new challenge.
“Nosa is like a big brother to me as he advised me on the move and also told me what to expect. So, I would say he was influential in my move to Vancouver,” he concluded.
Jamiu Alimi has been capped five times by the Super Eagles and has also featured for Nigeria Professional Football League club, Sharks and Shooting Stars, in recent years.