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Veron reveals City snub

Argentine ace to stay with Estudiantes

Last Updated: 06/01/10 7:52am

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Veron: Staying put

Veron: Staying put

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Juan Sebastian Veron has revealed that he has snubbed an offer from Roberto Mancini to join Manchester City.

The 34-year-old former Chelsea and Manchester United midfielder is enjoying a renaissance at Estudiantes and was crowned South American Player of the Year last year.

A number of European clubs have looked to entice him back, and Veron has revealed that Mancini made him an offer.

However, the Argentine star has snubbed the chance to link up with Mancini - who he played with at Sampdoria and Lazio - in order to remain with Estudiantes.

"It's not a fact of money. First of all is the family, and second, I have made a decision and I want to respect it, that is what I feel and Estudiantes is the place where I feel comfortable," said Veron.

"If I would have accepted this offer I wouldn't have been true with my convictions, with myself and with the people."

Veron's agent Miguel Pires went into detail about City's offer.

"Veron said to me that he received a phone call from Mancini and that he had offered him £7million and the same to Estudiantes for a one-year contract," he revealed.

"In addition, that amount would have been duplicated if he would have continued at Manchester City during 2011."

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