Ozil turned down £100million mega-offer last summer
Mesut Ozil has stated in his new book Gunning for Greatness: My Life that he tuned down a mega-offer from a unnamed Chinese Super League club last summer.
The Arsenal midfielder’s future at the Gunners is not certain at the end of the season, as he is entering his final year of his contact.
The favorites to sign the German international are Turkish side Fenerbache, but Ozil is holding back for a elite club.
The 28-year-old revealed he had a opportunity to leave Arsenal last summer to a unnamed Chinese Super League team, that offered a crazy amount for him.
In Ozil’s new book Gunning for Greatness: My Life he says he turned down a five-year deal worth £100million.
He said When I got an offer from China last summer I didn’tt need advice because the offer was too absurd,
The Chinese were prepared to pay me £100million net over a period of five years. A fairy tale amount of money that went beyond the limits of my imagination.
In spite of this, it took me less than three minutes to decline the offer.
My agent, Erkut, called me to let me know about the bid. He said: I think were agreed what we are going to do, arent we? You wont consider it will you?
Im nowhere near the end of my career, I replied. I still want to win titles with Arsenal.
I dont want to play in China no matter how much theyre willing to pay. No way.