Spanish striker Guiza eager to start winning with Johor

Johor’s new recruit Dani Guiza insists he joined the MSL side for footballing reasons, and brushed aside suggestions that his decision was influenced by money

Spaniard Dani Guiza is adamant that he did not reject offers from Europe and come to Malaysia for the money.

Johor’s newest and biggest signing told reporters at his unveiling press conference in Johor Bahru’s Thistle Hotel that he is here for the right reasons.

“Money is not everything. I parted ways with Getafe because the club’s manager and I cannot see eye to eye,” said the 2008 Pichichi trophy winner.

“I had several lucrative offers from top Spanish clubs and other leading European clubs so money is not the factor.

“I want to help Johor win all the major trophies at stake in the M-League and I have watched videos on Malaysian football and Malaysians are very passionate about their football.”

Guiza also gave thumbs up to local climate and believes he would not take long to adapt to his new surroundings.

“I like the weather here and can't wait to start doing what I do best again.”

The 32-year-old striker arrived in Johor on Sunday and after spending a day mulling over the offer, signed on the dotted lines yesterday. The signing was witnessed by Johor FA president Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim and manager Fandi Ahmad.


Follow Prem Kumar on