Ike Ugbo Explains Why He Turned Down Several English Clubs to Join Roda JC

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20 year old Chelsea striker Ike Ugbo joined Dutch club Roda JC on a season-long loan deal.

The striker has now explained why he turned down several English clubs to join Roda JC.

“When Roda JC presented himself, we decided to ignore the interest of English clubs and move towards a transfer to the Netherlands,” Ugbo told Roda JC’s official website.

“Dutch football is more tactical and more technology-oriented than the lower divisions in England. On the internet I searched for information about Roda JC and I saw a beautiful, large and filled stadium.”

The Roda number nine continued: ”I was immediately impressed, but the decisive answer was the telephone call from Jean-Paul de Jong.

”I was still in London when the coach called me. He mentioned my strengths and stated the position he had in mind for me. There was a lot of confidence in that.

”I immediately had a good feeling and greatly appreciated how he approached me. Never before had I had such a personal conversation with a coach.

”Although I had several options, I informed my agent that I only wanted to go to Roda JC.”

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