Anichebe happy to be a Baggie

Last Updated: Mon, 14 Oct 2013 11:07
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Victor Anichebe is delighted with his decision to join West Brom and claims it was 'the right time' to leave Everton in the summer.

The 25-year-old Nigeria international striker had spent the past seven years as a player at Goodison Park, where he worked his way through the academy from being a 15-year-old in 2003.

However when Anichebe got the chance to link up with the Baggies during the summer transfer window, he jumped at the opportunity and sealed a deal in the region of £6million.

The player claims he has no regrets about leaving the Toffees and feels he has an extra spring in his step now he is at the Hawthorns.

"I knew before that there was interest but when I found out, I knew I really wanted to come here - Steve Clarke didn't really need to persuade me," he told the Express & Star.

"Everton have gone through change, a lot of staff who'd been there since I was a boy at Everton had gone.

"It was sad but I just felt it was the right time to go. Roberto Martinez wanted me to stay but I'd made up my mind. He sent me a lovely text message after I left.

"Some of the players here have put hunger into me. It's a pleasure to see the enthusiasm that Saido (Berahino) has every day, so it's the right decision I left."

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