Yulu 'left of own accord'
JEANVION Yulu-Matondo has denied he was released by Bury last week.
The Belgian striker says it was his decision to leave, claiming he had been asked to play for nothing.
The 27-year-old former Club Brugge forward, known as Yulu, was signed on non-contract terms so he could play for Bury in a development squad game at Bolton last Monday.
Shakers boss Kevin Blackwell said he was not sufficiently impressed with Yulu’s performance to continue his interest.
But the player says he did not want to stay.
“Bury FC did not release me, I left of my own accord after I was made an offer that meant I would have to play for free,” he said.
“I would like to say what a very good trainer and manager Kevin Blackwell is. His training sessions were some of the best I have experienced in my career.
“I knew before I came they could not afford to pay me much, but that was fine with me.
“I saw it as a short-term stepping stone to get me noticed in English football.
“However, they said said I had to play for nothing. I have responsibilities to my family and they obviously have to come first. I had no option but to turn it down.”
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