Malaga Boss: Cazorla Won’t Be Joining Arsenal For €20m

By on July 27, 2012

With the summer transfer window in full swing, Football Talk will be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer news throughout the summer. Today, Malaga boss Manuel Pellegrini denies Santi Cazorla talk.

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Malaga boss Manuel Pellegrini has denied that Santi Cazorla is heading to Arsenal in a €20 million deal, according to ESPN.

Malaga signed Cazorla from Villarreal only 12 months ago for €19m, but the Spanish outfit have since suffered financial issues, including non-payment of players wages, and their debts have spiralled out of control.

This has lead to speculation over the futures of several first team players with the club believed to be willing to sell some of their more valuable assets to pay off their debts.

Cazorla has been strongly linked with a move to Arsenal this summer and ESPN claim the Gunners have agreed a €20m deal to sign the 27-year-old this summer, after the player asked to leave the La Liga side.

However, Pellegrini has denied the club would sell their prized asset for just €20m, claiming it would be “giving him away”, and they would be sending out the wrong message ahead of their assault on the champions league next season.

“There is an offer, they say, for Santi Cazorla,”

“To sell him for €20 million would be to give him away. I don’t think the club intends to do that.

“I’ve talked a lot with [vice-president] Abdullah Ghubn and with the Sheikh and this would not be representative of their mentality. It would send out the wrong signal ahead of our Champions League campaign.

“If significant offers come in for players they are worthy of consideration, but I don’t think Santi will be leaving for €20 million.”

Pellegrini is quoted as saying by ESPN

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5 Comments

  1. Baba

    July 27, 2012 at 8:58 am

    I think Wenger should up his bid 4 Carzola so as to add depth to d midfield.AW lets make dis season ours.

  2. Buba

    July 27, 2012 at 9:03 am

    I know carzola is a great player but the prize Arsenal had tabled is nt bad at all considering the financial problem they Malaga are into at the moment. In my opinion, i expect Arsenal to add something to present prize of €20 to €23 becouse Carzola will quality to the squad.

  3. Anthony

    July 27, 2012 at 9:25 am

    We need this player bc we have been lacking that creative spark since fabrigas left us. Wenger step up the bid.

  4. William

    July 27, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Please, his name is Cazorla not Carzola, also Fabregas not Fabrigas. I think AW should add 2 or 3 millions to bring him to the Emirates. He’s world class

  5. huwais

    July 27, 2012 at 9:59 am

    pls aw i really need carzolar @ the emirate stadium, if other team have interest in this 27 years old u will realise ther will go for him with anything the club desire. So pls aw, i believe the emirate can afford to land him with euro 25 million. If arsenal did not get @ least a cup this season i will unfollor u in twitter and i will dislike you in facebook

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