Emile Heskey admits the chance to play abroad was one of the main reasons he decided to join Australian side Newcastle Jets.
The former England international had been looking for a new club since being released by Aston Villa in the summer. He is thought to have rejected several offers to stay in England and admits if he could not find a new Premier League club he always fancied playing abroad. He told Sky Sports News:
“Having played in England all my career something just popped up and I liked the look of it. I had promised myself if as long as I could play in the Premier League I would, if I couldn’t I’d try myself abroad and this came up which was brilliant. The team showed they wanted me, sent me a load of videos so it was nice.”
Asked what the videos showed him, Heskey said: “The beach most of the time, the sunshine and a bit about the team and stuff like that so it was good.”