Fabio Saraiva turned down financially better offers at a higher level to remain at Woking.

The 24-year-old attacking midfielder is delighted to be staying with the club for a third season despite having a disjointed time in and out of the team last term, not helped by an ankle problem sustained on the opening day which resulted in two five-week spells on the sidelines.

The fact the club were relegated to National League South only heightened Saraiva’s disappointment but he was determined to stay with the Cards after being told by new boss Alan Dowson he wanted him to stay.

“I’m happy to stay with Woking, it’s a great club and they’ve been good to me,” Saraiva said. “I had a few other options. Some were better financially and higher up [the leagues]. But I thought Woking would be the best platform for me.”

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