Monday, 1st October, 2012
Eidur Gudjohnsen has defended his decision to join Belgian side Cercle Brugge, claiming the move is a "lifestyle choice".
The Icelandic striker parted ways with Greek giants AEK Athens earlier this summer and will join Cercle Brugge as a free agent.
And he has spoken out about his decision to sign for a club vastly smaller than those he has played for over the last decade.
"This is not a financial decision, but a lifestyle choice", the 34-year-old told Het Nieuws Laatste.
"Many people think that it is strange that I am joining Cercle because the contrast with the clubs I have played for in the past is huge.
"But when you know where I am coming from, it is not strange.
"It’s less than a year since I suffered a double fracture."
The former Chelsea and Barcelona star also insisted that he is relishing the challenge with Cercle Brugge, who currently sit bottom of the Jupiler Pro League.
"With my experience, I can help the club both on and off the pitch. I can also inspire the young players at the club."