Nicolas Anelka wants to quit football: West Brom

Anelka wrote on his Facebook page that he was feeling immense sorrow after death of his agent.

Written by Associated Press | West Bromwich | Published: August 23, 2013 3:59 pm

West Bromwich Albion manager Steve Clarke says Nicolas Anelka has told him he is contemplating quitting football in the wake of the death of his agent.

Anelka wrote on his Facebook page that he was feeling “immense sorrow” following the death of Eric Manasse,and has been granted compassionate leave by West Brom.

Asked if Anelka had talked about quitting,Clarke says “I’m not going to deny that he used that word in the conversations we had with him.”

Clarke spoke briefly with the 34-year-old Anelka on Thursday before the striker left the training ground,adding Friday “he wasn’t in a good place,so the club have decided just to give him a bit of time to go away and think about it.”

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