Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Santi Cazorla in London for medical? Plus transfer roundup

Afternoon all,

I just cannot stay away today! In order to not neglect the transfer news hungry among us, here is a quick update on potential transfers in and out of the club at the moment.

The name on everyone’s lips at the moment is of course Santi Cazorla with many (myself included) declaring an imminent transfer. It seems that the financial problems, though of course aiding us in our bid to land the talented winger are also proving somewhat problematic. John Cross at the Mirror talks about how the transfer could be delayed due to the potential sale of Malaga football club due to some complications with management. More sources however are suggesting the deal will be done sooner rather than later.

Spanish based Guardian journalist Sid Lowe took to twitter to excite Arsenal fans in the early hours by stating:

“It's not Cazorla or Sahin. Arsenal want both. They're confident on both too. Cazorla agreed terms w/ Arsenal already. Malag[a] looking for solutions, got stay of execution but situation still urgent. Cazorla sale best way out. Still major confusion, though. Oh, and the other thing.... Cazorla is a brilliant player.

And of course in all this, Cazorla is trying to push deal through. And given situation there are ways of doing that. And, no, until it's confirmed, you can never be 100% sure. (Actually, not true: occasionally deals are done and sat on). Because shit happens. But, yes, I expect it to happen.”

Also John Cross has recently tweeted:

“With #afc Arsenal set to complete a 20m deal for Cazorla, will that soften blow of RvP and ensure he becomes a forgotten man? Major deal.”

Rumours suggest that all the negotiations are nearing a close and that terms have been agreed with the player. He is due, (or already) in London today to complete a medical depending on who you believe. I don't know who to believe to be honest and while I do think that this transfer will/should happen I am not convinced it is at the closing stages just yet.

Pointing towards a positive conclusion it seems but as I said yesterday until it is officially confirmed don’t get too excited. A little bit late for that at my end, I just can’t help it in this case.

In other news the Daily Mail claim that Brian Marwood and Manchester City are turning their attention elsewhere in the race to sign a striker. I would hazard a guess that this is a bit of spin to perhaps help them in their negotiations with Arsenal/the player.

I guess that probably hits the nail on the head. Not unless you count news that Park has attracted the interest of Blackburn Rovers. Don’t think much will come of that one to be honest.

Until tomorrow,



  1. Hoping for the best with Santi however, what do you think is going to happen to Ox, Walcott, Gerv and Tomas if Santi and Nuri come on board?

  2. Interesting question.. I think it will be the central midfielders whose positions will be most under threat.. Can see cazorla playing as the advanced playmaker I think

  3. Giroud/ Llorente/Jovetic
    Podoski, Casorla, Walcott
    Wilshere/Arteta, Song/Mvila
    Santos, Vermallen, Koscielny, Sagna

    Wot do u think?