Juanfran Torres rejected Arsenal and has been rewarded with a new contract at Atletico Madrid.
Atletico Madrid right back Juanfran Torres rejected a move to Arsenal this summer, according to Madrid-based daily AS.
The 28-year-old, who has five caps for Spain, has been rewarded with a new deal at the Vicente Calderon which will see him earn a pay rise and remain at the club until 2017.
The Gunners are said to have offered to quadruple Juanfran’s salary but the player reportedly instantly rejected a move to the Emirates Stadium in order to stay in Spain and continue working with Atletico boss Diego Simeone.
Juanfran still has a release clause of just €10m in his new contract however, which could tempt Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger to return with another proposal in the future.
“First I want to thank the club and the coach all the confidence they have in me. I am very proud to wear this shirt and this coat for many years,” Juanfran said, after agreeing the deal with Atletico.
Arsenal are reportedly keen to extend the contract of right back Bacary Sagna, whose deal expires next summer, while the club handed Carl Jenkinson a new long-term deal last season.