Report Ozil turned down offers of £1m per week for Arsenal

first_imgMesut Ozil reportedly rejected offers in the region of £1m per week in favour of staying at ArsenalThe German playmaker signed a new lucrative three-year contract with Arsenal in January.Ozil now earns £350,000 per week and is the highest-paid player in the club’s history.However, the Evening Standard claims that Ozil had received offers of over £50m per year from foreign clubs.Now Ozil’s agent, Dr Erkut Sogut, has spoken on his client and stated that money wasn’t the biggest factor for Ozil in choosing to remain with Arsenal.The 30-year-old had been dangerously close to leaving in the summer as a free agent before he put pen to paper on a new deal.“We had some really big offers from Asia, there were some crazy offers,” Sogut told the Evening Standard.“But for Mesut, money was by no means the biggest factor.”Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.He added: “Money is definitely one important thing to consider, but people must remember that footballing ability is just one aspect of a contract negotiation.“The commercial impact of a footballer is crucial nowadays.“Mesut has the biggest social media following of any player in the Premier League and I just read that his shirt numbers (sales) were the largest at the club.“At the end of the day, this is all information that has to be taken into consideration.“So, the commercial side is very big with a player like Mesut, who has played in different countries and was the No10 of the national team, where he won the World Cup.“His market is worldwide. The club makes money out of these players as well, but it came down to what was in his heart.“We were free to sign with other clubs and, in the end, Mesut loves the club. I put everything to him and he just said, ‘This is my home, I want to be here’.”Ozil has managed four goals and one assist in 12 appearances for Arsenal this season.last_img

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