The Football League Paper - - NEWS - By Joshua Richards

PORT VALE’S French sign­ing Achille Cam­pion wants to fur­ther his foot­ball ed­u­ca­tion in Eng­land after an early soc­cer school­ing in the States.

The 23-year-old striker, who had tri­als with Brad­ford, Sh­effield Wed­nes­day, Yeovil and Ipswich over the sum­mer, has signed a short­term deal from Swedish Di­vi­sion One side Nor­rby IF.

Pre­vi­ously he was with Univer­sity of Cal­i­for­nia Santa Bar­bara and Cam­pion is des­per­ate to put his skills to the test in Eng­land.

“I’m just try­ing to get fit at the mo­ment and as soon as I’m fit I’ll be ready to go in the first team,” said Cam­pion.

“I’m on top of my fit­ness, I just need to be ready for a long sea­son.

“In Amer­ica we play a lot of games in a short amount of time. Now it’s go­ing to be over a longer pe­riod.

“I feel that Amer­i­can foot­ball is very phys­i­cal, but I don’t think they are ready yet to com­pete with English foot­ball and that is why I’m here.

“My goal as a player is to push my­self to the limit.To do that you go where you can play the best and I be­lieve that’s in Eng­land.

“I’m very hun­gry to suc­ceed. I think it is im­por­tant to be hun­gry to fur­ther your ca­reer at my age rather than be happy where you’re at.”

VALIANT: Achille Cam­pion

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