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Why I snubbed Premier League football to play for Ajax- Nigeria striker Akpom

Nigeria striker Chuba Akpom has revealed that he decided to join Dutch Eredivisie giants because of their rich history and playing philosophy, Soccernet reports.

Akpom has been the object of numerous transfer talks this summer following an impressive campaign that saw him score 28 goals in 40 appearances for Middlesbrough in the English Championship.

The 27-year-old attacker was the best player in the league last season, and his brilliance attracted interest from some bigger clubs, especially after Boro failed to secure promotion to the Premier League.

Lille, Lens, Everton, and Sheffield United were linked with the Arsenal Academy product, but they could not strike a deal. But with just one year on his former deal, Middlesbrough had to sell because Akpom refused to sign an extension.

Dutch giants Ajax entered the mix to sign the former PAOK man last week, and they wasted little time in completing the deal.

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