Nigerian international and former Arsenal forward Chuba Akpom says Neil Warnock played huge roles in his decision to return to England.
Akpom left Greek Champions Paok Saloniki and signed for Sky Bet Championship club Middlesbrough last weekend.
The former Arsenal academy graduate was at the Riverside to watch his new teammates played out 1 – 1 draw with AFC Bournemouth on Saturday.
Speaking to the press on his decision to come back to England, Akpom who has pledged his international future to Nigeria said Neil Warnock played huge roles in his decision to sign for the club.
“I didn’t need much convincing,” Akpom said, speaking to the press via Zoom on Tuesday afternoon.
“The gaffer called me. That shows how much he wants me to be here. As soon as I had that conversation I spoke to my agent and said I’m ready to come back.
“Everyone knows about the gaffer, he’s a top personality and character. He’s not just a manager, he’s a mentor. He’s got that magic touch, I’m hoping he can have that with me.
“He’s amazing. Everyone knows the gaffer’s record and his success with promotions. He’s done it in the past and wants to do it again.
“The first thing he said to me is he thinks he can make me a Premier League player. When a manager says that it’s a no brainer.” He said.
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