Cazorla deal progressing very quickly and the hold up on the Sahin deal. Plus, news on Niang
Morning! First off, the deal for Santi Cazorla is going very smoothly. He should be having his medical at Arsenal some point this week and as he’s already agreed terms with Arsenal, expect the deal to be finalised before the week’s out! I’m thinking, arguably the best player we’ve signed in a long long time. Or if I rephrase that, a player who is already ‘world-class’ being brought to the club, Arshavin being the exception. Either way, exciting times!
Secondly, the move for Sahin should still be completed. There is a hold up over the wages we are willing to pay him and the fact there is no option to buy at the end of the loan. I think the latter is very optimistic thinking from Arsenal, but good planning if we could engineer a solid fee to buy at the end of the loan.
As I said earlier, the deal for young French striker M’Baye Niang is very much on. Wenger has persuaded him Arsenal is the club for him to progress at and the sides are trying to find an agreement. Not our priority at the moment, though.