Crystal Palace’s Sako: I rejected lucrative offer from Middle East

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Malian international attacking midfielder has revealed that he rejected an extremely lucrative offer from Middle East teams in favour a move to Crystal Palace.

Despite he had an interest from and , the 27-year-old decided to stay in England after swapping his former club Wolverhampton Wanderers for the Premier League side on a free transfer this summer.

“I could have gone to Qatar or Dubai for crazy money, but I actually came here for less because I wanted to play in the Premier League,” Sako told The Express.

“At my age I am not playing for money,” he asserted. “This is an attractive team that plays football that suits me. This club gave me my chance and I want to do well for them.”

Sako has quickly established himself as a favourite at Selhurst Park this season following his move from Wolves, scoring two goals in four Premier League appearances.