‘Keeper opted for Loftus Road rather than Emirates Stadium.
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QPR goalkeeper Julio Cesar has revealed he rejected a move to Arsenal to sign for the West Londoners this summer.
The Brazilian stopper joined Mark Hughes’ Hoops from Inter Milan in August, signing a four-year deal at Loftus Road.
Cesar, 31, was considered something of a coup for the R’s, who have not won all season and are rooted to the foot of the Premier League table on four points.
And the Brazilian has claimed he rejected the chance to join Arsenal, claiming the R’s proposal was more attractive than the Gunners’ offer.
“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,” he told the Sunday People.
“QPR has a project, and I dream about that project coming true,” he continued.
“But I came here because I was thinking about my future once I quit football, that’s true.
“The fact that I can speak Portuguese, Italian and now English will give me opportunities in the future to be a director once I quit football.
“Even at QPR I could work as a director.”
Cesar is not the only goalkeeper to reportedly rejected Arsenal in favour of their London rivals this summer.
Gunners’ boss Arsene Wenger was understood to be keen to sign France international Hugo Lloris, who eventually joined Tottenham on transfer deadline day.
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