Sylvestre happy with move

Former Blackpool star Ludovic Sylvestre has revealed he rejected several offers from other English clubs to join Rizespor.

Last Updated: 28/06/13 at 18:23 Post Comment

Ludovic Sylvestre: Snubbed rival interest to move to Turkey

Ludovic Sylvestre: Snubbed rival interest to move to Turkey

Sylvestre has joined Rizespor on a free transfer after rejecting a new deal at Blackpool.

Crystal Palace and Leicester City are both thought to have made offers for Sylvestre, while clubs from Russia and Spain also expressed an interest in the former Barcelona man.

However, Sylvestre is happy with his decision to snub rival interest to move to Turkey.

"I am very happy to be joining Rizespor," Sylvestre told Sky Sports. "My agent had presented me with several offers including those from England, Russia and Spain.

"However after learning about the big ambitions of Rizespor's owner and manager as well as their determination to sign me, I knew this was the right move for me.

"I am now looking forward to meeting my new team-mates and competing in the Turkish Super Lig."

Sylvestre's agent, Christian Emile, admits Rizespor's ambitions helped persuade the player to resist overtures from other suitors to make the move to Turkey.

"Ludovic will join Rizespor from 1st July," Emile told Sky Sports. "Given his quality and performances during his time in England, it came as no surprise that we received many offers for his services.

"After considering all the propositions carefully it was decided that a new challenge abroad with Rizespor was the most interesting for Ludovic.

"They showed us their hunger for more success following promotion to the top flight and presented a good vision for both the club and player going forward."

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