Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has snubbed a sensational £18 million move to take him to Qatar at the end of the season, as reported by the Daily Mirror.
The original report, which ran in The Sun, suggested that the midfielder had been approached by Qatari side Al Gharafa, one of the country’s more wealthy football teams, in an attempt to bring him to the host nation of the 2018 World Cup.
As part of their plans to tempt him to the Middle East, they were willing to pay Gerrard more than £170,000 a week over two years, which totals over £18 million.
Despite Al Gharafa offering him far more than he would earn in America, he is set to snub them in favour of joining American side LA Galaxy.
Part of the reasoning behind that is the fact that the lifestyle in California appeals to Gerrard and would be better suited to his children.