Mesut Ozil reportedly turned down a £25m-per-year deal with a Chinese Super League club in order to stay at Arsenal.
After months of speculation, Ozil is said to have finally signed a new deal with Arsenal.
While the 29-year-old will allegedly become the Gunners’ highest earner on £350k-per-week – £280kpw or £12m-a-year after tax – according to ESPN reporter Mattias Karen, he turned down a move to China, which would have earned him more than double that in favour of staying.
Although the Germany international will be earning big-money in north London, he could have picked up even more with a move.
— Chris Wheatley (@ChrisWheatley_) January 31, 2018
What’s more, apparently he turned down moves to Paris Saint-German, where he almost definitely would have been paid massive amounts and seen success, as well as Manchester United.
If there was ever any doubt over whether Ozil is a Gooner, this should erase it.
The midfielder has apparently signed a three-and-a-half year deal, which will take him up until 2021 and means he could end up spending eight years at Arsenal.