Former Inter Milan goalkeeper Julio Cesar has revealed that he turned down a move to Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal side during the summer transfer window. The Brazilian international ultimately decided to join Premier League strugglers Queens Park Rangers, and insisted that the QPR project was far more appealing than Arsenal’s proposition.
“I accepted this proposal because I wanted to live in London,” Cesar told the Sunday People. “I have an amazing way of life here and I’m giving my family a great opportunity to grow up culturally.
“I talked with Arsenal in the last transfer window, and they were really happy about me playing for them, but at the last minute I moved to QPR.
“QPR has a project, and I dream about that project coming true. But I came here because I was thinking about my future once I quit football, that’s true.”
Queens Park Rangers are still left looking for their first win of the season, after yet another defeat at the weekend. Mark Hughes’ men suffered a 1-0 defeat away to Stoke City on Saturday, and look odds-on relegation favorites.
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