This transfer season cannot get more annoying for Arsenal fans, can it? Like always, they are finding it hard to lure their top transfer targets and for worst now it seems that again one of their star players wants to leave the club this summer.
Whether or not anything is concrete in the report will be known soon but reliable sources like Spanish Newspaper Marca have confirmed that Atletico Madrid have agreed terms with Gunners player of the season Santi Cazorla and the former Malaga star wants out of Arsenal.
Arsene Wenger will not want his best player to leave the club but if the reports are true then the real question is, why Cazorla wants out of Arsenal? Arsenal have been losing their best players regularly for the past few seasons and they have not been able to replace them as well.
Fabregas left for boyhood club and Nasri perhaps left for $$$/titles in 2011, last year Robin van Persie departed to Manchester United claiming the gunners lack ambition and he wants to win titles. Now Cazorla has reportedly agreed to join Atletico. Only thing left is for Spanish club to reach an agreement with Arsenal.
The reasons are perhaps well known in his case as well. Arsenal’s long trophy drought continues whereas Atletico have won two Europa Leagues in the past 4 years and a Copa Del Rey trophy last season. Second, Arsenal fans and players still wait for the change in ambition as their habit of only signing stars after selling their own continues.
A different one is that may be Cazorla thinks he has a better chance of starting with the Spanish national side in the World Cup if he plays with Atletico, but that rarely happens as Madrid and Barca players dominate that lineup.
Nevertheless, Atletico are a top side, were brilliant in the last campaign, and are building to compete in the Champions League next season
According to Marca, Atletico owner Miguel Angel Gil Marin is in London, has reached agreement with the player who would welcome back return to homeland with Atletico and now Marin is there to finalize the fee and the deal with the North Londoners.
Diego Simeone sold his star striker Radamel Falcao for 60 million Euros and replaced him with David Villa after spending just 5 million. The Spanish club has enough funds available to land Cazorla who would cost around 30 million Euros if Arsenal are to sell him.
Expect an outcry from the Arsenal fans if Gunners sell him for mere business sense. Even if Arsenal block his transfer, the fact that another top player wants out clearly explains that the club is still stuck in the old dilemma and is not progressing.
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