In the wake of the much reported refusal to play in his club's fixture last weekend against Leipaja, promising Nigeria striker Tolu Arokodare has now come out to imply that his club Valmieras are being unreasonable with his own proposal. His ruthlessness in front of goal and all round attacking brilliance have attracted interests from several clubs across Europe and the 19 year old claimed that he offered not to leave Valmieras immediately. "After a conversation with my agent, I proposed to my club to stay until the end of the season and move to Anderlecht in January, but they didn’t agree,”: Arokodare was quoted by Sporta Centrs. “I don’t understand that. It’s very unfair.I too will accept no other offer than that of Anderlecht.” On his conduct over the weekend regarding refusal to play football as reported by Valmieras in a statement released, Arokodare explained: "I was mentally incapable. I felt down and could not train because of what happened (a first offer from Anderlecht was refused)."
The young striker is hoping to follow in the footsteps of the late great Stephen Keshi who honed his football skills at Anderlecht in the 1980s. "Anderlecht are the club where I can develop as a player. Belgium has a good competition. It would be a good step in my career,": said Arokodare. This matter is far from resolved as the club are still threatening to take internal disciplinary actions and also report the young striker to Fifa if he doesn't resume training and playing. Having signed for Valmieras in 2019, the former Golden Eaglets invitee has scored an astonishing 14 goals in 14 games this season. The saga continues.
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