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La Liga Expert: Arsenal Must Up €20m Bid To Land Cazorla

La Liga expert Graham Hunter has told Arsenal they will have to pay more than €20m if they want to sign winger Santi Cazorla from troubled Malaga this summer

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, Arsenal are told to increase their offer for Santi Cazorla.


La Liga expert Graham Hunter has told Arsenal they will have to pay more than €20m if they want to sign Malaga winger Santi Cazorla.

Hunter was talking to talkSPORT when he gave an update on the situation surrounding troubled Malaga and the proposed move of Cazorla to Arsenal.

While Hunter acknowledged that the Spanish international wants a move to north London, he suggests the Gunners wont be able to persuade the La Liga club to part company with their prized asset for €20m.

Malaga are in severe financial difficulty and have amassed debts in unpaid wages, transfer fees and taxes and have until tomorrow to resolve their outstanding debts or they face relegation to Serie B and kicked out the Champions League.

Cazorla is one of several players who are waiting on unpaid wages and it seems the 27-year-old has had enough and wants out, with his agent believed to have told the club on Monday he wants to join Arsenal.

However, if Hunter is correct, Arsene Wenger will have to up the €20m bid he currently has on the table if he is to land the talented midfielder this summer.

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  1. gunners357

    July 31, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    u just posted we signed him why post this now

  2. axmed yaasiin

    July 31, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    yes we need he is a great player

  3. AZ3000

    July 31, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    We haven’t signed him already so this article is just fine. The above comment got me overly excited but after numerous checks, the signing hasn’t been announced anywhere.
    Cazorla would be a great signing, I’ve only seen him a few times but I spoke to my father on the phone the other day who lives in spain and is a massive Gooner aswell. He told me that he is a brilliant player, he gets comparison towards Xavi and Iniesta but he is apparently much more similar to David Silva. Seeing how influential David Silva was for Man City and how he fitted in just fine in the English game then that boosts me with confidence. I read a comment the other day that compared all are past playmakers and i agree, thats is are most needed position.


    July 31, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    I so want dis deal 2 be done with, so we could sign anoda center foward & let VP fly. He is an ingrate. GUNNERS ENTERNITY!

    • AZ3000

      July 31, 2012 at 8:50 pm

      I wish there was a like button

      • Charles

        July 31, 2012 at 10:28 pm

        Me too

    • Phantom

      July 31, 2012 at 10:26 pm

      every time i read comments where people type like they text its always a gooner that cant spell.i have no idea why though but wish they’d all take english more seriously as a language

      • AZ3000

        July 31, 2012 at 10:45 pm

        I wish that anybody who is more focused on commenting about spelling and punctuation rather than Arsenal would just get lost. Einstein was dyslexic, it doesn’t make you intelligent to comment on other people’s difficulties, It makes you ignorant.

      • splodge

        July 31, 2012 at 11:25 pm

        You are a fine one to talk. Whilst your spelling is OK the grammar is non existent, no punctuation and no capital letters.

      • Phantom hunter

        August 1, 2012 at 11:06 am

        Ever heard the saying that people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones?

        Maybe it just didn’t occur to you to include punctuation in your little rant.

  5. Steve of Chiang Mai

    July 31, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    The Laliga expert obviously missed the stories 3 days ago that the club lodged a 23 million euro bid……or someone at football-talk has been researching the chip wrappings again

  6. titus

    July 31, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    wenger we trust you but dont refuse to sign santiago cazarlo and nuhin frm real madrid.we hve the money but no players ,wht for.wht we need are trophies.van persie can go.this is stress to the club.

  7. Justus

    July 31, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    He will be great signing. If wenger finalises the deal.

  8. Chekwas36

    July 31, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Wenger,dnt waste more time …simply up d bid to land dis guy.we av d money.ALWAYS A GUNNER.

  9. Temmy Lauren Temmy

    July 31, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Yes! I’d like Arsenal to sign Santiago Cazorla because he will be a bonus to us in the course of the season. Have such an experience player with great influence and technique,our chance of silverware this coming season will be Optimistic

  10. kipkorir KETON

    July 31, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    I wish this has happened now! We’re under stress in kenya! We want 2c Arsenal with tropies this new season!

  11. femi adebayo

    July 31, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    If i can be arsenal manager for 1 hr. The deal will be done

  12. Goonarholic joe

    July 31, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    We fans 4rm zambia exptd this deal 2 be completed by the end of this day. So we are unhapy that this didn’t do sumthing mr wenger pls!

  13. abozo

    July 31, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Sign him and end story. We tired of listen to story on Carzola everyday. Do something fast its all we want. If u can’t decide the fans are already decided.

  14. eriss

    July 31, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    I have a very strong believe this deal will come through. And I just don’t want to believe there is any reason why it won’t come through. I’m waiting, just waiting.

  15. Mattynz

    August 1, 2012 at 12:40 am

    Pls wenger don’t let this deal slip off like that of mata. Make up for this guy and be fast about it.

  16. Mayor

    August 1, 2012 at 3:07 am

    Wenger shud make he signs carzola, we all tired of hearing differnt stories abt him no need 4 much talk…… Gunners fans ar all waitin 4 him… We shudnt lost onlik d way we lost matta, cos wenger do tak tins 4 granted…. Or is he scared 2 spend d money….

  17. Mayor

    August 1, 2012 at 3:08 am

    Wenger shud make he signs carzola, we all tired of hearing differnt stories abt him no need 4 much talk…… Gunners fans ar all waitin 4 him… We shudnt lost onlik d way we lost matta nw dat chealse nd Tspur ar involvd, cos wenger do tak tins 4 granted…. Or is he scared 2 spend d money….

  18. Brilliant alabs

    August 1, 2012 at 3:09 am

    in arsene we trust,he had signed him.he dont just want to make it public,that’s how wise he is.

  19. raj88

    August 1, 2012 at 6:07 am

    hmmmm..i cant wait to see s.carzolar in arsenal red jersey.

  20. Aussie Jack

    August 1, 2012 at 6:08 am

    Roll on August 18th, enough is enough.

  21. Achodwhite

    August 1, 2012 at 6:22 am

    Pls sir wenger get us dis guy we all waiting please premier league trophy is our periority dis season i believe there is money with u den if there is not tell we fans we are ready 2cntrbt because we are tired of the whole thing every day the same sory is because of this 2much stories u left cahil an went an sign matasater pls get us garzola master wenger.

  22. Mudenda

    August 1, 2012 at 6:54 am

    wenger is trying to bargain! But we are running out of time. We zambian gooners want to see carzola.

  23. joe

    August 1, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    As a true gunner fan, i seen a light at the end of the tunnel.Go gunners, go for that star, carzola, don’t walk on land when you can fly Emmirate.

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