Good News Gooners: Midfielder “To Sign Within 24hrs” & Star Agrees To Stay
There finally seems to be some good news at Arsenal, or better news than what has been wheeled out in the last few weeks. Instead of more on Cesc Fabregas’ endless transfer saga to Barcelona, we turn to Nasri, who has had his own saga this year, but …
There finally seems to be some good news at Arsenal, or better news than what has been wheeled out in the last few weeks. Instead of more on Cesc Fabregas’ endless transfer saga to Barcelona, we turn to Nasri, who has had his own saga this year, but has now has apparently told Arsenal that he will stay for at least one more year.
While this does mean that he will be a likely departure next summer, it also means Arsenal will be able to squeeze another year out of him, and considering his good form at the start of last season, this is a good thing for Arsenal, who are doing their best to keep hold of their best players.
It is understood that Nasri has turned down Arsenal’s new contract offer of £115,000 per week and will run down his contract with a year remaining, due to strong interest from both Manchester City and Manchester United. According to reports, City are willing to pay Nasri £160,000 a week, and had offered Arsenal £20 million for his services – a bid that was rejected.
Meanwhile, the Star makes a very bold and extremely confident claim that “Juan Mata will sign for Arsenal in the next 24 hours.” It is a sentence which will delight many Arsenal fans, who have seen the promising young Spaniard play for the Spain Under-21’s and his club Valencia after putting in some superb performances.
Arsenal have been tracking Mata all summer, mainly because many thought that he would come in as a replacement for Nasri. However, due to strong interest from several other top clubs across Europe in Mata, Arsenal have had to move fast to dissuade him from joining anyone else.
The 23 year-old midfielder has a £17.5 million buy-out clause in his Valencia contract, but it is believed that he is available for £13.2 million considering his relative inexperience, and it is a fee Arsenal have met. Arsenal’s local rivals, Tottenham were said to have attempted to hijack the deal, but Arsenal remain strong favourites.
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