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Defender wants to stay in England

9th April 2019, 11:03 by Nick Harris

Antonio Valencia has reportedly turned down offers of £150,000-per-week from China because he wants to stay in England.

The Manchester United right-back will leave Old Trafford when his contract ends in the next few weeks, having provided over a decade of service at the Red Devils.

Valencia's advisers have given up hope of another extension being offered by the Manchester giants but his camp have no shortage of interest in the South American.

It's understood representatives from China approached the 33-year-old in January over the possibility of playing out the remainder of his career in the Far East.

However, sources close to Valencia have stated a salary offer of £7.2m per year after tax was still not enough to persuade the former Wigan Athletic player to follow in the recent footsteps of his former United team-mate Marouane Fellaini, who joined Super League side SD Luneng at the start of the year.

Valencia is still hopeful a club in England may come forward with a firm offer, having seen early interest from West Ham United dissipate.

The Ecuadorian earns around £100,000-per-week at the Theatre of Dreams but his poor injury record in recent seasons is not helping matters.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Nick Harris is a long-standing journalist who specialises in football and rugby league. An avid golfer, Nick also follows the major boxing fights closely.

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