Report: Cazorla Agrees Terms With Atletico Madrid, Clubs Negotiating A Fee

By on July 17, 2013

According to reports in Spain this morning, Santi Cazorla has agreed personal terms with Atletico Madrid and we’re negotiating a fee with the La Liga outfit.

The ‘news’ was first announced on Spanish radio stations Radio Marca and Onda Cer before appearing on the Marca website in the early hours of this morning. It’s claimed that Atletico have already agreed personal terms with Cazorla (before agreeing a fee with Arsenal) and the clubs chief Miguel Angel Gil Marin is already in London negotiating a deal with Arsenal.

It’s truly a bizarre report that not only suggests that Cazorla want’s out of the Emirates, but that we’re willing to negotiate his sale. Silly season has well and truly begun folks!

I think it’s safe to say there is little truth behind this report. Santi only arrived from Villarreal last summer and has enjoyed a superb debut season in England. He’s not once intimated that he’s unhappy here or was looking for a return to Spain for any reason, so unless things have changed drastically over the last few weeks, I don’t think we’ve got anything to worry about.

Perhaps Real Madrid are trying to unsettle us by using their unofficial mouthpiece (Marca) to print ridiculous transfer rumours about Arsenal players in order to get back at us for going cold on the Gonzalo Higuain deal. You wouldn’t put it past them.

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Do you think there is any truth behind this Cazorla story?