Atletico Madrid right-back Juanfran according to reports in Spanish yesterday rejected an opportunity to join Arsenal in the just ended summer transfer window. It is reported that if the right back had taken up the opportunity to join Arsenal, he would have gotten as much as 4 times more than he is currently getting at Atletico Madrid.
Just yesterday ( Thursday ) Atletico Madrid announced that the high rated Spanish had penned a new deal that will keep him with the Spanish capital club until 2017, but according to various reports in the Spanish media, the player was rewarded a new deal not just to keep the player at the club and give him a pay raise but as a THANK YOU for rejecting Arsenal’s offer and sticking with the club.
Just days after the summer transfer window opened, Atletico announced they will like to keep the core of the squad and ever since, they have managed to renew the contract of key players such as Olivier Torres. Mario Suarez, Manquillo, Koke, their captain Gabi and now right back Jaunfran.
Arsenal were in the summer transfer window looking for a new right back addition to replace ageing Bacary Sagna who has so far down offers to renew his current Arsenal contract.