The Arsenal transfer target and Real Madrid and Germany international midfielder Sami Khedira will be one of the happiest players in the world about the current international break, because it means that at lest the 27-year old is likely to get to play some football.
It must have been frustrating for Khedira this season, as he has only started one game for Real Madrid. I’m not sure why Carlo Ancelotti is not playing the German after insisting that he would rather see him leave at the end of his contract next summer than sell him.
It seems as though the Madrid boss has been trying to strong arm his player into signing a new deal to stay in La Liga, but reports suggest that Khedira is not keen because of his lack of playing opportunities, so it was expected there would be an almighty scramble to sign him on a free, with Liverpool and Chelsea set to challenge the Gunners.
But Arsene Wenger has been handed a huge boost in his hopes of beating our EPL rivals to the central midfielder, after Ancelotti softened his stance and suggested that Khedira could leave, although he also suggested that his player might want to stay at Madrid, according to a Daily Star report.
The Italian said, “There are indications that he might leave, but I think he wants to stay here.”
I doubt it Carlo, if you are not playing him and he has not made any indication of wanting to discuss a new deal. So maybe Ancelotti’s strange decision to bring Khedira on as a sub in just one Champions League games, thereby making him cup tied, probably meant to put Arsenal off making a January transfer bid, may now just mean that Madrid will get even less for him.
With Chelsea and Liverpool apparently wanting to wait until the summer, Arsenal could be set to swoop and beat our rivals, bag a bargain and solve the midfield problem in one hit.