By Elsa Baxter
Argentine midfielder rejects £7m offer from Abu Dhabi-owned club for family reasons.
Midfielder Juan Sebastian Veron has turned down a £7m offer by Manchester City to return to the Premier League, it has been reported.
The 34-year-old, who plays for the Argentine team Estudiantes, said he rejected the offer by the Abu Dhabi-owned club because of family reasons.
"I did it for my family," he told Italy's Corriere Dello Sport. “But also because I chose to continue my career here at Estudiantes and I want to respect this contract.”
Veron was the team's best player during the recent Club World Championship in Abu Dhabi, reported Goal.com.
He was team-mates with Roberto Mancini at Sampdoria and Lazio and played under the new Man City coach at Internazionale.For all the latest sports news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.