Super Eagles right back Tyronne Ebuehi is said to have demanded a significant pay rise before signing a contract extension with his Dutch Eredivisie side Ado den Haag.
Ebuehi who has six months left in his current deal, wants the club to show him more appreciation before he pens a new deal with several clubs outside the Netherlands ready to snap him up.
“I do not think the offer I received is very great. I need the club to appreciate me more,” Ebuehi said while speaking with Dutch publication, Omroepwest.
“I’m enjoying myself here and I do not want to leave. I still learn every day, am happy with the players and trainers and if I can sign here, I would really like to do that. But I am also just honest. I do not think the offer I received is very good.”
Ebuehi who is still 21-years-old also distanced himself from reports that he has signed a pre-contract agreement with Norwich City who ply their trade in the English championship and have shown strong interests in his services.
“The most important thing now is the training camp. Of course I see messages on social media, so I cannot say that I do not care about it at all,” added Ebuehi.
“I think some rumours are pretty funny. Maybe I signed the contract in my sleep.”
The flying right back who debuted for Nigerian in an international friendly against Argentina last year says he is more interested in his footballing development than being motivated by money.
“I am not someone who now plays football for money. That is something that comes later. The most important thing for me is my development. I have to be better and I want to achieve the highest possible level,” he admitted.
“At the end of my career, I want to say that I have made the most of it, but as I said before, the rating can be better for someone who has played so many matches. ”
Ebuehi is a strong contender for a spot in Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr’s final squad to the World Cup in Russia later this year.