Super Eagles midfielder Mikel Agu has revealed how tough it was for him to move to Turkey on loan from FC Porto.

Agu took the decision to join Bursaspor when he realized that he may not be guaranteed regular first team football in FC Porto.

“It was not easy to make the decision to leave Porto after they gave me a new contract and I was doing very well in pre-season after they gave me the opportunity,” Agu told SCORENigeria.

“But all of a sudden Danilo came back and things changed. I was not playing much then and that was not good for me. I need to be playing to also improve my chances in the national team because if am not playing, the chances of playing for the national team will be slim.

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The 24-year-old said he had second thoughts and spoke with his manager.

“He said it won’t be a problem. He told me that the coach of Bursaspor likes me and my style of game.

“So, he invited me and he told me that they are very interested in me.

Despite other offers from Spain, Agu headed to Turkey because the coach really wanted him.

The 24-year-old has started his team’s first three league matches so far.

He made his international debut for Nigeria in the 2018 World Cup qualifier against Cameroon in Yaounde.

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