Borja Iglesias has revealed that “feelings” influenced his decision to move to Real Betis instead of West Ham.
In an interview with Estadio Deportivo, Iglesias claims he is happy with his decision and that he was sold by the project with Betis. He decided to stay in Spain rather than move to the Premier League but he admits that he could make an England switch in the future.
This report claims that Iglesias had the option of either West Ham or Betis. Both teams met Espanyol’s demands after he netted 20 goals for them last season. However, he decided that Betis was his best option.
Borja Iglesias on rejecting West Ham
Iglesias told Mundo Deportivo: “You never know what will happen. When you face a possible transfer you value many things. To me the idea of playing before 50,000 people motivated me a lot, at the staff level I think I have improved a lot although in Espanyol it was also very good.
“You are making decisions for feelings. I have always said that I like the Premier League and that I would like to play there one day, but I liked the project and I am very happy.”
Borja Iglesias was not necessarily the answer
West Ham missed out on Iglesias but he has not set the world alight at Betis yet. The 26-year-old has scored four goals in 15 appearances, including just one in 12 in the league.
Instead of Iglesias, West Ham signed Sebastien Haller and Albian Ajeti. The Hammers could do with one more striker. But Iglesias is not filling West Ham with regret just yet.