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, Santi Cazorla meets his new Arsenal team mates.
Santi Cazorla met up with his soon-to-be new Arsenal team-mates on Friday but official confirmation of the deal has been delayed slightly, according to the Mirror.
The Spanish attacker passed a medical on Thursday and agreed a four-year contract worth £70,000-a-week after the Gunners agreed a deal with Malaga. Reports vary on the exact fee but the Mirror claim we’ll be paying £16m up front with add-ons that could see the deal reach £20m.
The 27-year-old was then showed around the clubs facilities including the training ground where he met he new Arsenal team-mates, who are believed to be excited by the talented Spaniards arrival.
However, despite everything being in place to rubber-stamp the deal, official confirmation has been delayed slightly due to Malaga’s financial problems, as it’s understood that there is no senior figure left within the club to sign-off the transfer.
Malaga have racked up over £40m worth of debts and the Qatar owners are currently working hard to find a new buyer. Several directors have left the club and they are struggling to find somebody in a senior position able to sign the documents at their end, but this is expected to be resolved in the coming days with Cazorla officially revealed as an Arsenal player early next week.
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