Jonathan de Guzman turned down Queens Park Rangers offer

Swansea's Jonathan de Guzman celebrates after scoring his team's opening goal against Everton in their FA Cup fifth round match on February 9, 2014
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Former Swansea City loanee Jonathan de Guzman claims that he turned down the chance to join Queens Park Rangers before signing a four-year contract at Napoli.

Jonathan de Guzman has revealed that he rejected an offer to return to the Premier League with Queens Park Rangers to join Napoli from Villarreal.

Hoops boss Harry Redknapp had admitted his desire to sign the former Swansea City loanee, who penned a four-year contract with the Italians earlier this week.

Midfielder De Guzman, who represented Netherlands in this summer's World Cup, suggested that he led with his heart and not with his wallet by opting to turn down a more lucrative offer from Rangers to move to Serie A.

He told Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad: "On the table there were two offers, one from Napoli and the other from QPR.

"The English side's one was the most important and Villarreal would have liked to sell me to the best offer. But I wanted Napoli and in the end my will decided the negotiation."

De Guzman, 26, scored 15 goals in 93 appearances during two consecutive season-long loan spells at Swansea and helped the Welsh outfit to their first major trophy - the 2013 Capital One Cup.

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