Emile Heskey explains move to Australia

Former Aston Villa forward Emile HeskeyEmile 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.”

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