The former Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka has said that he has no intention of returning to Europe and wants to retire at his current club Shanghai Shenhua. The Chinese club managed to secure the former Chelsea striker on a free transfer six months ago.
Even though he has not been as effective as the club would have hoped, the 33-year-old has revealed that he intends to retire after seeing out of the two year deal he signed with the club back in December. The French striker was recently joined by his former teammate Didier Drogba. This has officially started the Chinese revolution in world football.
Nicolas Anelka has been linked with a return to the Premier league after it was revealed that both QPR and West Ham are interested in taking him back to England. However, the former Bolton and Real Madrid striker has put an end to the speculation by saying that he is not interested in making any switch as of yet. Anelka spent three seasons at Chelsea in what was his most successful period. He won all the major titles in the club, but failed to win the Champions League title, which the club won last season after his departure.
"I won't go back to the Premier League. If one day I leave Shenhua, it will be the day I retire. I will never go back, although I had a good time there. But now I'm in Shenhua and this is my own decision. I am waiting for him," Anelka said." There were a lot of games when I was alone in front, I would think if Didier was here the situation would be better. I could pass him the ball," said the striker in response to the arrival of Didier Drogba, who recently joined the club.