Sami Khedira has revealed that a move away from Real Madrid is on the cards and ‘anything is possible’ in regards to his future destination.
The World Cup winner was left out of Real Madrid’s loss to city rivals Atletico Madrid in Friday’s Spanish Super Cup final, with a move away this summer looking even more certain after the 27-year-old rejected a new deal with the Champions League champions.
There has been immense speculation over the Gunners launching a bid for the physical midfielder, but any deal seemed to come to a grinding halt due to his exuberant wages demands.
Bayern Munich and Chelsea have also been courting the former Stuttgart star, with rumours of a return to his homeland fueled by his excursion to Germany instead of watching his teammates in action.
Khedira says he is out of sorts in Madrid and could secure a new club before the transfer window slams shut at the end of this month.
The midfielder told Bild:
At the moment I’m a bit out of things at Madrid. Until August 31, anything is possible.
Madrid are reportedly seeking at least £8million for the midfielder who’s contract expires next summer, but he will have to lower his excessive wage demands if he wishes to join the Gunners.
Style of Play:
Khedira is good at plugging gaps and also breaking forward at pace, while he has more energy and mobility than Arteta and Flamini. He likes to press higher up the pitch to win the ball back, which makes him more suited to the box to box role. His defensive abilities do really stand out and it’s not unreasonable to suggest that he will vastly improve Arsenal’s solidity in their own half.
Should we Buy?
Khedira would certainly improve our midfield but it would at the expense of our captain Mikel Arteta – someone Wenger values highly. We need a longer term solution to our deep lying midfield role and if Khedira can be groomed to play a little deeper than he is used, he would add a more robust edge to our engine room. Not to mention to build upon his relationship with compatriots Mertesacker and Ozil.
He is certainly a worthy target for Arsenal, however his wage demands have so far stalled any deal and he will need to reconsider his stance if he wants to join the German revolution in north London. Hopefully he does and the fact that he’s yet to make up a final decision on his future could mean Arsenal are in with a shot still.
Rumour Rater : 3/5
1 – Never going to happen
2 – Unlikely
3 – Could be possible
4 – Likely
5 – Done deal
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