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Mesut Ozil Rejected £1 Million A Week Offer To Stay At Arsenal

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Mesut Ozil Rejected £1 Million A Week Offer To Stay At Arsenal

£1 million a week?!

In January, Mesut Ozil penned a new Arsenal contract amid speculation over his future. He was subject to plenty of offers including deals worth a reported £1 million a week.

Ozil's agent, Erkut Sogut, claims his star client was tabled huge, huge offers from Asia.

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"We had some really big offers from Asia - there were some crazy offers," he said. "But, for Mesut, money was by no means the biggest factor."

Arsenal ultimately made Ozil the highest-paid player in the clubs history.

He's pocketing £350,000 a week and whilst money isn't the biggest factor, it's still an important aspect to consider.

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"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," he added.

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Sogut also explains Ozil's commercial value.

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"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 Germany team, where he won the World Cup. His market is worldwide. The club makes money out of these players as well."

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The German midfielder is now Arsenal's No.10 and has even captained his side in recent fixtures.

Topics: Football News, Football, Mesut Ozil, Chinese Super League, Arsenal

Nasir Jabbar
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