GABBY AGBONLAHOR has revealed that he had a call from Wrexham wanting to sign him before he eventually decided to hang up his boots last March.

“I had people calling me from Wrexham, Solihull Moors,” the former Aston Villa striker told the Claret & Blue podcast. “OK, I had to make it public in the March to let everyone know I’m not playing again. There were offers Aberdeen. No offence to these clubs but I’m not going to play for Aberdeen!

“The only reason I made my retirement public was because I was getting silly offers, people were giving me my number out.

“I played at the highest level for Aston Villa and I’m not ending up at Aberdeen. Some players are different, some will go to like Forest Green and play until they’re legs don’t work any more when they’re 38/39.

“To me, I wanted to go out on a sort of high and I was a one-club man. I’m not going down the leagues and my body told me it’s time. It’s early, 31, don’t get me wrong. You’ve got Gareth Barry still playing at 39.”

Agbonlahor, pictured going up for a header against Wrexham’s Ryan Valentine in a 5-0 League Cup win at The Racecourse in 2007, added: “My body was telling me to stop.

“At the end of that season (2017-18) I got offers from here and abroad and, the longer it went (without playing) the offers got worse and worse.

“It came to September, October, November and then January (2019) and you can’t expect any offers to be good.”