Bengaluru: With offers from various Chinese clubs impending, former Venezuelan national Nicolás Fedor Flore, better known as Miku has urged Bengaluru FC to put forward a new contract — one that promises a lot more money than what he currently earns at the 2017 Indian Super League runners-up.
“I have an offer from a China club. If they (BFC) need to keep me, they need to do something to increase my budget,” said the former Getafe player after a thrilling final, where his side finished second-best.
Riding on defender Mailson Alves’ double header, Chennaiyin lifted the ISL title for a joint-record second time defeating Bengaluru 3-2 at the latter’s fortress here on Saturday.
Miku did score on the night with a brilliant header adding to the 14+ goals he has netted this season leading ‘The Blues’ to their first ISL final in only their debut season in the league.
One of Roca’s most trusted players, the former Valencia product has been pivotal to Bengaluru’s stellar campaign this term but with lucrative offers from China knocking his table, Miku thinks it’s hard to refuse despite not wanting to go.
“Clubs in China pay six or seven times more than in India.”
“The club (BFC) don’t want to sell me. Two times, two different clubs from China (have approached me). I understand they want me here but I need to think of my family, of my future,” he added.
It’s never easy for a 32 year-old to live away from home and venture his time in a country that is yet to make a mark on world football. But for Miku it’s loneliness more than the conditions around that has hit him hard.
“My family is in Spain. For me that’s the worst thing here because I’m alone. I don’t want to be alone more so we need to change a lot of things to continue here,” said thr striker who also has a Scottish double to his name having won them during his loan spell at at Celtic.