Arsenal ‘Agree £23m Deal’, Player To Sign £8m-Per-Year Contract

By on July 14, 2014

Arsenal appear to be closing in on the signing of Sami Khedira with Spanish newspaper Sport claiming that the midfielder WILL join us for £23m after agreeing terms over a four-year deal worth around £8m-per-season.

Speculation has been growing over the past week suggesting that we were in advanced talks with Real Madrid over the German international as Arsene Wenger looks to bring in a long-term replacement for Mikel Arteta.

A deal was understood to be getting close towards the end of last week but some newspapers suggested that Khedira’s wage demands of £150,000-a-week were proving to be a major stumbling block.

However, Sport are now reporting that the 27-year-old is close to tying up a move to the Emirates after supposedly agreeing terms over a four-year deal worth £8m-per-season – which works out at just over £150,000-a-week – after we agreed a £23m fee with Madrid.

Khedira has just entered the final year of his contract at the Bernabeu and the paper suggests that the player has rejected Madrid’s final extension offer and is keen on moving to north London to link-up with close friend Mesut Ozil.

If that’s the case then it’s likely Madrid will cash-in rather than risk losing him for nothing, and they’ve already signed a potential replacement in compatriot Toni Kroos, so on that front I could see us being able to get a deal done with Madrid.

However, I’m not totally convinced by Sport’s report. For one thing they are a Barcelona-based newspaper who have very few ties with Madrid. They have got some things correct int he past, but mainly when reporting on Barca news, not Madrid.

There’s also the fact that Sport claim we’ve agreed to pay Khedira over £150,000-a-week, which I find extremely difficult to believe as that would make him our highest earner at the club, even above Ozil and new signing Alexis Sanchez.

Don’t get me wrong, I’d love us to sign Khedira as he’d be an amazing addition and the deal could still happen, but I just don’t believe it’s as close as Sport are claiming and certainly don’t feel we’ll pay him as much as £8m-per-season if he does end up coming here.


  1. arthur smith

    July 14, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    utter garbage based on nothing at all

    • Junzi

      July 14, 2014 at 8:35 pm

      The thing is that he would still actually be cheaper than ozil over those four years. Although ozil’s wages aren’t as high, his transfer still would cost 20mil more which would come out to almost 3years worth of wages for Khedira. When you add ozil’s wages then he could still be cheaper. It might end up being something like 66mil ozil vs 57mil khedira

  2. kawaya kabwe kapasa

    July 14, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    Why can’t we go for someone who is cheaper and can add more steel than Sami Khedila.Khedila is a injury prone player and everyone knows that.So for me according to our new policy he will just add quantity and not quality because of his injury history.It is for this reason that i can go for JAVI MARTINEZ a Bayern player.Moreover Javi can be cheap in terms of wages.

    • Junzi

      July 14, 2014 at 9:23 pm

      Javi is pretty slow. I’m not sure he’s that much better than arteta

  3. Manoza

    July 14, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    ‘Kawaya kabwe kapasa’ hahahaaha! Sound like Muleba based.

  4. Ibrahi h haladu

    July 14, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    Khaderi his gd plyer wi like him

  5. aklilu belay

    July 14, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    well com !!!

  6. Ibrahim h haladu

    July 14, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    Khedera in arsenal wooo we like him

  7. Festo kazeem

    July 15, 2014 at 3:48 am

    Khedira can play in any area in midfild

  8. Hanger

    July 15, 2014 at 5:32 am

    Arteta is beta dan khedira

  9. Ebuka

    July 15, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Kedirah is very gud bt arsenal wont give him 200 a week its nt possible if am in charge nd i ave a lot of money i wont do dat

  10. auwal isma il ahmad

    July 15, 2014 at 3:15 pm


  11. sylvanus

    July 15, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    Some of us arsenal fan ars confusioners,I think we should stop this kind of character ,wenger knows he want a kind of player he want in arsenal team ,kidhral is good player ,

  12. ibrahim

    July 15, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    Before arsenal could sign khedira we av 2 considere his age nd injury problem been patronise him

  13. mata7

    July 15, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    Bring Khedira as soon as possible Wenger,he’s a “horse” pls!!!!

  14. willie

    July 16, 2014 at 8:03 am

    I like khedira and he will bring experience and quality in our team.

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