Andres D'Alessandro snubs big-money Shanghai Shenhua offer to stay with Internacional

The Argentine playmaker has decided to turn down the opportunity to move to Asia in order to stay at his current club
Argentine midfielder Andres D'Alessandro has decided to snub a move to Shanghai Shenhua in favour of a prolonged stay with Internacional.

The influential midfielder had the opportunity to sign a reported €5 million a year deal with the ambitious Chinese side, but after agreeing an improved contract will now stay at his current club.

"I am happy to stay at Inter. I remain at the club that has welcomed me very well, and has always given me a lot of affection. I feel great pride to continue wearing this shirt," D'Alessandro said to the official Internacional website.

"Sometimes football puts you in a difficult situation like this, but I am confident that I have made the right decision. I want to thank the fans for all their support and the affection they have showed."

The 30-year-old midfielder joined Inter from San Lorenzo in 2008, and has since developed into a key player at the Brazilian side.

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