Terem Moffi has described his transfer from Lithuania to Belgium and finally Ligue 1 within a year as “unbelievable”.
Newly promoted FC Lorient splashed out a record eight Million Euros to sign Moffi after he had only played about a dozen games at Belgian club KV Kortrijk.
“It’s unbelievable. I call it God’s speed,” Moffi told the BBC. “From Lithuania to Belgium to France. It’s not easy and too fast – so much transition.
“You’d expect to go from the Lithuanian league to Scandinavia, Belgium and hopefully France. But mine was unusual; Lithuania, then four months in Belgium, and then France.
“That’s God at work and he’s the only one who can do this. It’s not because I am such a good player, I work hard or I have the talent – it’s just God’s speed.”
The young striker will also make the most of his first season in Ligue 1, scoring 14 goals to help FC Lorient stay up.
“To be honest I wasn’t really expecting 14 goals in my first season in France,” he said.
“Coming to one of the big leagues in Europe you try to settle in, you’re looking to score eight or 10 goals. It also earned me accolades, but obviously without my team-mates I couldn’t have been named player of the season.
“It was really good, but even better was the club staying up in Ligue 1. It was a fight to the last kick of the ball.”