Reports are suggesting Spanish international Santi Cazorla is on his way to London to thrash out a medical and deal with the Gunners this week as Arsene Wenger looks to seal his third big name signing on the summer.
The versatile attacking midfielder who currently ply’s his trade with Spanish side Malaga is likely to quit the troubled La Liga side who have been thrown into financial strife due to their Qatarian owners.
Cazorla helped his side to Champions League qualification for the first time in their history after his €19million summer move in 2011 from Villarreal. But with Malaga battling debt that is due to be paid this week, which is believed to be around the €40million mark, the La Liga side will be forced to sell their star man.
Skysports are suggesting the Gunners are looking to break their transfer record in a deal worth around €22million (£17.3million) to bring in Cazorla. Apparently his representatives have already met with the Gunners negotiation team and are close to reaching an agreement, meaning a deal could be settled in the next 48 hours.
The 27-year-old would be a huge coup for Wenger’s side who are lacking a consistent attacking midfielder with Ramsey not yet ready to fill Fabregas’ boots and Rosicky is unfortunately injury-prone. Cazorla is a regular in the Spanish national squad and is now at the top of the shopping list for many Gooners this summer.
What do you guys think? Are you feeling like Cazorla is close to a move to the Emirates or is set to be the next M’Vila who never quite made it North London despite immense speculation from all parties? Feel free to comment below or in Cazorla’s thread in the allArsenal forum