What a transfer season! The Arsenal fans never had it like this before; where the fans were already aware of the club’s transfer targets and the same players taking turns to arrive at the Emirates.
All through this transfer window, we have discussed many transfer targets who have been strongly linked to Arsenal, with Alexis Sanchez, Mathieu Debuchy, Sami Khedira and Loic Remy topping the charts. And now, Sanchez followed by Debuchy joining the club already. Now the spotlight is dully focused on Khedira to becoming the our third signing of the summer.
The German who was impressive at the just concluded World Cup is very much available on the transfer market after Real Madrid acquired a direct replacement to his position.
Khedira who was reportedly unhappy with his current situation at the Spanish capital due to broken personal relationships with the club officials, is now pushing for a move away from the Champions League winners. Nevertheless, Real Madrid made various attempts to extend his contract since his current contract would expire by the end of next season, but the player has since refused to shift ground.
Consequently, Madrid has gone ahead to sign Toni Kroos for a 6-year deal reportedly said to be worth £24 million. Which has cast further doubt on the player’s future at the club, giving Arsenal all the advantage in the world.
With Mesut Özil being a close friend of Khedira, and the chance to linkup with his fellow German teammates at Arsenal, could prove to be a decisive factor for the player to join the Gunners. As they could help him settle quickly in London.
Its now time for Arsenal to swoop in and add him to the ever growing German contingent, cause as widely reported Chelsea are trying to spoil the party and are ready to match the player’s wage demand believed to be in the region of £200,000.
Personally, i think Khedira’s switch from the Bernabeu to the Emirates is now edging closer than ever. Let’s wait and see what would come of this deal. And who knows, Wenger may also have a word with him, as that seems to be the norm right now.