The representative of one of Arsenal’s key players has confirmed why his client agreed to sign a new contract at the Emirates stadium earlier this year.
Prior to the departure of Alexis Sanchez back in January, another important player who was often being linked with a move away from the club was Mesut Ozil.
The former Real Madrid star surprised some people by agreeing to put pen to paper on a new deal at the Emirates stadium which now sees him earn the most wages out of anyone in the Arsenal squad.
“see had some really big offers from Asia, there were some crazy offers. But for Mesut, money was by no means the biggest factor.” Ozil’s agent said
“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.”