Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira has finally agreed a move to Arsenal and will join the Premier League side in January, according to reports in the Metro.
The Germany international was heavily linked with a transfer to Emirates Stadium during the summer transfer window but a move failed to materialise. The World Cup winner has continued to be linked with a move away from the Bernabeu in recent weeks as he continues to find his first-team opportunities limited.
The report states that Khedira has accepted a move to Arsenal in January, with the Gunners just now needing to agree a fee with Real Madrid for his services.
It further states that a fee should not be too much of a problem, with Madrid keen to sell as Khedira’s in the final year of his contact and would be a free agent next summer. The midfielder has made just two La Liga appearances for Real so far this season and both have been as a substitute.
The 27 year old is good at plugging gaps and also breaking forward at pace and 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 the engine room.
Should we Buy?
If Wenger is able to pull this one off, it’d be a major coup for the North London outfit. He has a myriad attributes that this Gunners midfield have a major dearth of, as he’s eminently energetic and ferocious in the tackle. He is defensively switched on and is rarely profligate in possession; a quality which would undoubtedly appeal to the French boss.
The German can either stay with Real Madrid for the remainder of the season and remain something of a peripheral figure or he can come to the Emirates, take up a new challenge and try to facilitate their charge to the pinnacle of their domestic and European competitions. If he does makes the move then it will represent a significant swoop for Wenger.
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