‘I could have been the next Didier Drogba’ - former Norwich City striker on his big regret
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Former Norwich City striker Dieumerci Mbokani has revealed how he once snubbed a move to Liverpool.
The Reds were keen to sign the striker from Standard Liege in 2010 upon Roy Hodgson's arrival as manager but Mbokani decided to opt for a move to Monaco instead of Anfield.
Mbokani admits he regrets his move to France and feels it stunted his development.
'When I played at Standard, I had the choice between Monaco and Liverpool,' Mbokani told Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad.
MORE: Norwich City international pair emerge unscathed'But that turned out badly. If I had gone to Liverpool I might have had a career as (Samuel) Eto'o or (Didier) Drogba.
'Because I felt that with my qualities I must not be inferior to those two.'
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Mbokani left Monaco after only one season to sign for Anderlecht. He went on to Dynamo Kiev before signing for Norwich City on loan for the 2015-16 season under Alex Neil, scoring seven goals in 29 appearances as the Canaries were relegated from the Premier League.
Mbokani signed for Hull on loan for the 2016-17 season before moving back to Belgium permanently last summer with Royal Antwerp.
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