By ’Tayo Amosu
August 17, 2014
According to Marca, the Spanish media giants, European Champions, Real Madrid of Spain has asked Sami Khedira to leave the club this summer.
This was revealed through their official twitter account, @marca.
The situation with the player is said to have gotten to some frustrating heights both for the player and the club.
Madrid is reportedly willing to cash-in on the German midfielder and his teammate, Argentinean, Angel Di Maria with interest from clubs across Europe.
For Sami Khedira, Madrid wouldn’t want him to stay beyond this summer since he has reportedly rejected an offer of contract extension with the club.
What this means is that, Khedira would see out his remaining 12 months at Real Madrid and he walks away to a club next summer for free, with Madrid not getting a dime.
This situation would not augur well for the Spanish heavy weights and they have reportedly asked him to look for a club and move this summer.
Sami Khedira, who won the 2014 FIFA World Cup with Germany in Brazil, is said to be interested in a move to Arsenal this summer with Real Madrid and the London club, said to have reached an agreement of fees, worth, £27m.
However, the player’s wage demand was said to have stalled the arrangement on personal terms premise.
It was later reported that, the defensive midfielder has slashed his wage demand in a last ditch move to revive the move but Arsenal did not seem ready for talks as the club was obviously busy with strengthening other departments of the squad.
This dragged on until news emanated from Spain that the player has rejected a contract extension from Madrid and is poised to either leave or stay at Madrid to see out his contract.
Speculations surfaced then, that Madrid would get his replacement by signing Luis Gustavo from VfL Wolfsburg though they already signed Toni Kroos.
The Real Madrid squad which has Sami Khedira, Xabi Alonso, Asier Illaramendi and new signee Toni Kroos, obviously has more than required players in that defensive midfield position, so to mitigate spending in a summer that has seen them cough up almost £100m, player sales must happen, just as they subsidized Gareth Bale’s transfer fee of £85.3m paid to Tottenham Hotspurs with Mesut Ozil’s £42m gotten from Arsenal.
Recently, news broke that they are willing to let the player go to any club of his choice for a meagre amount of £8m which shows how serious they are willing to let him leave so they get some cash, no matter how paltry.
This development seemed to be in Arsenal’s favour because with such amount for that quality, if priorities permit, Wenger would deal.
With this news, Madrid has demonstrated their obvious and desperate need to get some cash from the player’s sale and Sami Khedira, who Arsenal might not even sign, due to the seeming shift in priorities.
Wenger’s attention may have shifted from defensive midfield to the defensive position following the departures of Thomas Vermaelen, Johan Djourou and Carl Jenkinson.
However, no other time is considered best to snap up the World Cup winner than now, when his current employers are asking him to leave.