You really couldn’t make it up.
The man responsible for one of the greatest ever Arsenal comebacks, who then spent three years offering virtually nothing, looks set to become the best paid player in the world.
According to The Hard Tackle Andrei Arshavin has reportedly signed a deal with Azerbaijani football club Khazar Lankaran on a one year deal that will net him €2million a month. That’s even more than Samuel Eto gets for playing for Anzhi Makhachkala.
There’s no confirmation from the player yet, but at a press conference the club announced…
“Andrei Arshavin really officially signed for our club. We are pleased that our player joins the ranks with such an impressive track record, is considered one of the most talented players in Europe.”
“Arshavin transition from the Arsenal in the Khazar-Lankaran has become a landmark event not only for the club but for the whole of the Azerbaijani championship. Hope that our cooperation will be fruitful. We are absolutely sure that Andrei has not yet said its last word in football. ”
In case you were wondering about Khazar Lankaran – they play in the Azerbaijani championship and have only won the title once back in 2007. The club which is managed by John Toshack is bankrolled by Azerbaijani entrepreneur Mubariz Mansimov and dubbed by the local media as “Caucasian Chelsea”