Real Madrid’s manager Jose Mourinho has made a statement which is sure to confuse every Arsenal fan out there. After rumours have been lately pointing towards a sure transfer from Spain to Arsenal for Madrid’s defensive midfielder Nuri Sahin, the situation doesn’t seem so clean cut now as Real Madrid are still negotiating with other clubs.
Real Madrid’s manager has admitted that Arsenal are one of the potential destinations for Sahin, but declared that for him it makes no difference if the Turk joins Liverpool or Tottenham, although he admits that the Premiership experience will be a very benefic one for the young midfielder.
“It can teach him particular characteristics of play that he doesn’t have at the moment,” said the Portuguese tactician.
“I couldn’t care less if he goes to Arsenal, or Liverpool or Tottenham. I have no preference.”
If the rumours are correct, the asking transfer fee of £14 million is what forced the move to stop before being completed. Real Madrid want the Gunners to pay that fee next season if they decide that Sahin was good enough to keep after a season-long loan period. What do you think should Arsene Wenger do?