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The Kano Pillars defender has disclosed that he will not be going to Croatia to play for HNK Rijeka

Papa Idris, Super Eagles defender has said that he has no intention of joining HNK Rijeka in Croatia. Idris revealed to that they will wait in vain because he has no intention of joining them.

Idris has been consistent in Eagles' squads since Stephen Keshi took over the helm of affairs and after featuring in the 2-3 friendly loss against Egypt, he is seen as one of the home based members of the Nigerian team with a bright prospect in European football. However, he seems to have turned down the opportunity to move to Europe.

"I am not going to Croatia. One of the reasons is because I do not understand the arrangement that the club has made. I will say the agents working on the deal are not telling me the whole truth and I'm not all that in a rush to move to Europe," Idris said.

Rijeka's sporting director Srecko Juricic had told the club's website that Idris was one of the remaining players to complete their plans for the forthcoming season and that arrangements for the player to get a visa to join the rest of the squad that had already begun pre-season were at an advanced stage.

But former Kaduna United defender Idris has rejoined his team Kano Pillars after being held up in Zaria in the aftermath of the recent crisis in nearby Kaduna.

The financial terms of the proposed contract Rijeka are offering Idris also played a major part in the left footer's decision to jettison the move to Croatia, an offer he described as “paltry”.