Kalu Uche moves to Swiss club Neuchatel Xamax

The former Almeria forward has completed a move to Switzerland on a two-year deal as he hopes to help Neuchatel move out of the relegation zone

Nigeria midfielder Kalu Uche has signed a two-year deal with Neuchatel Xamax in the Swiss top flight. Uche is moving from second division club Almeria in Spain.

The player, who scored two goals for Nigeria at the 2010 World Cup, is expected to become one of two recognised strikers in the team that is rooted bottom of the league after three games.

"I had two offers from Spain, one from England, one from Turkey and one from China, but I decided to come to Switzerland after I spoke to the coach,” Uche, 28, told KickOffNigeria.

"He is Spanish and he played a big role in convincing me.

"He told me their plans and how they want to build a strong and competitive team here, and that is better for what I want."

Uche and his brother Ike both play for the Super Eagles. While he plays as an all out forward at his club, he is usually employed as an attacking midfielder for the national team.