Speaking on his Instagram page (quotes via the Doncaster Free Press), free agent striker Victor Anichebe has said that he turned down “various” contract offers from Doncaster Rovers after it was reported that the club opted against bringing him in on a permanent basis.

It has been widely reported over the course of the past few months that former Sunderland, West Brom and Everton striker Victor Anichebe has been training with League One side Doncaster Rovers. It seemed that Rovers would be making a move to offer him a deal, however reports emerged a few days ago claiming the club had opted against offering him a deal.

Now, speaking on his Instagram page, Anichebe has moved to debunk these reports. The Nigerian striker said that the League One side made offers to try and bring him in after a seemingly successful period training with the club that he opted to reject. Anichebe said:

“I’ve been receiving quite a few messages from y’all about my future. I’ve been forwarded some reports that I wasn’t offered a contract from Doncaster Rovers whilst I was training there for fitness. No disrespect to Doncaster but this is so far from the truth it’s insane. They offered various contracts just as many others have which I’m incredibly grateful for… but I declined.

“Doncaster is a great club with an incredible manager and most importantly an incredibly [sic] person in Darren Moore. The players were such a joy to work with every morning. I realised just how much I missed it. I just needed to clarify the situation… everyone knows me I usually keep quiet but just needed to clarify.”