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*Says he wants to maintain Super Eagles’ relevance

Nigerian striker, Anthony Nwakaeme has revealed that he snubbed series of offers from the Chinese Super League to remain in Europe, AOIFootball.com reports.

The forward who recently joined Turkish side Trabzonspor told the BBC that everything in football must not always be about the money because he values national team relevance.

“Everything is not about money; there is also the possibility of staying in contention for a place with Nigeria. I am a very competitive person and I love to challenge myself.

“Trabzonspor has big ambitions and as a professional footballer, this is what I need. I saw the opening game of the season, I love the amazing atmosphere- the fans, stadium,” Nwakaeme said.

Nwakaeme has been capped once by Nigeria; he began his European career in Romania before having a successful three-year spell at Hapoel Be’er Sheva in Israel, winning three successive league titles and two Israeli Cups.

He scored 43 goals and created 24 assists in 120 appearances for the club after joining from rivals Hapoel Raanana in June 2015

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