The Arsenal fans hopes are now dashed! Just when we were rejoicing that the deal has been signed and sealed, and the player about to take the next available flight down to North London, with some fans already fantasizing what the Arsenal’s midfield would be like with Sami Khedira in it.
As the reports may have it; the Khedira’s deal has hit yet another sandbag. Real Madrid in their usual tradition of putting together a ‘Galactico’, has identified Colombian International- James Rodriguez as their next big money signing this season.
This seems to have stalled Khedira’s move to the Emirates since Real Madrid who are short of funds were hoping to use the fund generated from the sale of Di Maria to PSG inorder to complete the Rodriguez deal. However, the sale of Di Maria seems to be shattered as PSG would face heavy sanctions if they fail to adhere to UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules by paying the fee believed to be around €60 million for the Argentine international.
Real Madrid in their eagerness to see the Rodriguez deal go through have used Arsenal’s target-Sami Khedira as a make-weight in a player + cash bid for the Colombian.
It is would be a shocker for a player of Khedira’s calibre to be seen running around Monaco’s stadium before an 18,500 supporters. not a move his close pal-Özil would be proud of.
Arsenal now has to look elsewhere for the services of a defensive midfielder and from all indications it appears Arsene Wenger has found his jewel in William Carvalho and is now looking to add the 22 year old to the Arsenal midfield.