Mario Gomez spurned Premier League offers for Besiktas move

Mario Gomez has revealed he rejected offers from England and Germany to join Besiktas on loan from Fiorentina this summer.

The 30-year-old left Serie A after two largely disappointing seasons which were marred by injury in a bid to revive his career in Turkey.

With Euro 2016 on the horizon and the determination to break back into the Germany squad in time to be part of it, Gomez is convinced he made the right move, adding that he could not have returned to the Bundesliga.

“It was not really an option for me to go back to the Bundesliga,” Gomez told the Bild am Sonntag newspaper.