The manager of Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, is believed to be looking to place a bid for the Real Madrid playmaker Sami Khedira.
Khedira who is 27 years of age at the moment has been pretty good both at the club as well as at the international level of late. He is currently in Brazil featuring for his country Germany in the FIFA World Cup 2014.
Wenger reckons that he doesn’t have players who can make a difference is the midfield. Thus, he is keen to have one or two class acts there and Khedira is one of those whom he has set his eyes on.
However, the Gunners will have to work hard to secure the Khedira deal because they are not the only club to be interested in the player. Their arch rivals Manchester United and the west London based club Chelsea are also in the race. Even Liverpool is understood to be willing to have the services of the German ace. So, it will be an interesting battle.
According to the reports, Wenger would offer Madrid an amount of about 25 million Pounds for Khedira.
As far as Khedira’s performance in La Liga in the 2013-14 Season is concerned, he remained out for a long time because of getting injured in November last year, but, in the games that he had featured in before that, he had made an impact.
If Khedira takes a transfer to Arsenal this summer, he would be the first choice there right from his first season and would, in all likelihood, play in almost all the league games.
In the meantime, however, Khedira needs to guide Germany to the World Cup glory in Brazil. He is a vital part of his national squad. Germany’s chances of winning the competition depend a lot on his form.