Journeyman Anelka Says He Wants to End Career in England.

Nicolas Anelka.
Nicolas Anelka.

After completing his move to West Brom on a one-year contract, Nicolas Anelka has said he wants to end his playing career in England.

West Brom will be the widely-traveled Frenchman’s sixth Premier League club after securing a move from Juventus on the completion of his short spell with the Turin club.

“I think I’ll finish in England. I’m happy here. I also hope it will be with this club,” said Anelka.

“I hope we will be successful this year and hopefully we will reach Europe. We will try to do better than last season.

“That’s why I’m here. When I spoke with the head coach, he said he wants to do better than last year. We will try our best to do that.

Anelka has previously featured for Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City, Bolton and Chelsea. He won the Premier League’s top scorer Golden Boot in 2008/09 playing for Chelsea.

Anelka worked with West Brom manager Steve Clarke at Chelsea, and added that he was a vital factor in his decision-making.

“I know the club and I know the head coach, which was very important for me, he added.

“He knows how to use me on the pitch, which is important later on in your career.

“I know he likes to play football and that’s why I signed here. He knows me and I know him. I also have friends in the changing room.”

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