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Nigerian reveals love for Everton

Victor Anichebe leaves Everton with a heavy heart

By | 8th September 2013
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New West Bromwich Albion striker Victor Anichebe has revealed his love for former club Everton following his deadline day departure from Goodison Park. The Nigerian has never turned out for another club in his seven year career, having been brought to Goodison Park as a teenager by former manager David Moyes.

Following Moyes’ exit for Manchester United, Anichebe admitted that it was time to consider his future, and he now has the chance for a fresh start at the Hawthornes. The striker scored six goals for the Toffees in his last season at Goodison under David Moyes, and will be hoping to improve that tally under Steve Clarke.

“The West Brom gaffer Steve Clarke told me he spoke to David Moyes before I came here and they had a good chat,” Anichebe said, according to the Daily Star“I felt after a good latter stage of the season maybe I should go somewhere else for a fresh start – and I chose West Brom.

“But the love I have for Everton will never go. They’re the ones that gave me the chance to have the career I have today. I’m proud to be an Evertonian. But now is a new chapter in my life and I’ve come here to show what I can do.

“Everton is my team. I love Everton, so for me to leave there had to be some sort of reason and connection – and I felt a connection to West Brom.”

Anichebe has already been replaced at Everton by new manager Roberto Martinez, as the former Wigan manager brought in Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku on a loan move. Lukaku notched 17 Premier League goals for West Brom last season, and the Baggies faithful will be hoping Anichebe can enjoy similar success.

Moyes, meanwhile, only managed to bring one of his former players to Old Trafford with him this summer, having signed Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini in a deal worth £27.5 million with minutes to spare in the transfer window on Monday night.

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