Riordan weighs up China move

Former Hibs ace open-minded about move

Riordan: Weighing up move to China after leaving Hibs

Loading Market ...

Football Betting

Up To £30 Free Matched Bet

Derek Riordan has confirmed he is mulling over a move to the Chinese Super League with Shaanxi Chanba.

"I'm keen to try something different. I've been playing in the SPL for a long time and it's getting a bit boring."

Derek Riordan on the possibility of moving to China

Quotes of the week

As revealed by skysports.com on Tuesday, Riordan has jetted out to China to hold talks with Shaanxi about a possible switch.

Riordan, who is available on a free transfer after leaving Hibs earlier this summer, admits joining a club in China would be life-changing, but he can only see positives in the move.

"It's a good deal with good wages and a chance to set up my family. You have to look at that when you're coming towards the end of your career," Riordan told the Scottish Sun.

Different

"I'm keen to try something different. I've been playing in the SPL for a long time and it's getting a bit boring.

"I remember sitting on the bench at Hamilton last season and there were about 2,000 punters there. That wasn't great.

"I enjoyed my time at Hibs but I think it's time for something different.

"They get gates of about 30,000, which is bigger than any club here outside the Old Firm. I'm looking forward to finding out more."