September 11 2012
Andre Moritz rejected several clubs around the world to join Crystal Palace.
The Brazilian midfielder joined at the end of last month on a free transfer, having spent time at Turkish outfit Mersin Idmanyurdu.
And when a deal at Rangers failed to materialise, the 26-year-old opted for Selhurst Park at a fraction of the wages.
"I have come to Palace to improve myself," he told the South London Press. "The money that I received today is 20 per cent of what I was getting in Turkey.
"Iím not here for the money - Iím here for the football. Iím here because I really want to have fun. Football is something serious but if you donít enjoy it at the same time then you cannot be a winner. I want to do one of the best years of my career.
"I had really, really a lot of offers - from China, Turkey, Brazil and Spain, which was from a small club for a small amount of money that didnít make me happy. There were also teams in Azerbaijan and Romania.
"This year I wanted to play somewhere that I could play to be a champion, really improve myself or try something else."
Post this story to:
Training Ground Misc & Up for sale at 7.31am by Willo
ron noades at 7.25am by Bubbs
Training Ground Misc & Up for sale at 4.10am by Brentmiester_General
crystals wages at 3.47am by lindzay
Guess Who I Saw On Holiday? at 3.43am by Holmesdale Steve
All images and text on this site are copyright © 1999-2013 The Holmesdale Online, unless otherwise stated.
Web Design by Guntrisoft Ltd.