Despite being thought that Arsenal would bring in Real Madrid’s Nuri Sahin after Alex Song’s departure, it seems that arch rivals Liverpool moved better than the Gunners on the transfer market, as their manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed the possibility of Sahin’s move yesterday after the Europa League clash.
After narrowly winning against Hearts, Rodgers confirmed that in the next 24 hours some light will be shed on the Sahin deal, one which has been rumoured to be in the bag for Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger long ago.
“Hopefully in the next 24 hours we will get some confirmation on that,”
“It’s quite far along. He’s a very good footballer.”
If rumours are to be believed, Real Madrid’s asking buyout clause was the one which forced the transfer to Arsenal to a halt, as the Spanish officials were requesting a £14 million transfer fee for Nuri Sahin if next year Wenger would decide to keep the Turkish international.
Having not played too much since his move to Real Madrid due to an injury, the former Borussia Dortmund star might be a bit out of form at the moment, so that was probably Wenger’s thought when he decided to back out of the deal.