There has been talk of Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla making a move to Atlético Madrid this summer. Although yet to play in the World Cup, it’s no secret that the midfield maestro has the talent and tenacity to add something to any world-class side, so naturally Atlético would be interested in him. However, Cazorla wont be leaving any time soon.
Back in March, the little Spaniard signed an official extension that takes his contract with the Gunners up to 2017. Were he to agitate for a move, he would be slapped with a hefty price tag to discourage interest, or at least make it a worthwhile deal for Arsene Wenger.
As well as this, Cazorla has just tasted success in the form of Arsenal winning the FA Cup, so to leave north London after lifting a trophy seems borderline madness, particularly with a summer to prepare for a next successful campaign.
Naturally, Santi may be concerned about his position at the club with the prospect of potential summer transfer Antoine Griezmann taking his place, but the Spaniard’s versatility and two-footed prowess guarantee him an important role at Arsenal for the 2014/15 season, especially after Cesc Fàbregas was turned away.
It’s also possible that Cazorla is considering playing in the Spanish league as a means to increase his chances of gaining more caps for the Spanish International team, but that’s as maybe.
It’s also worth noting that Atlético are not looking so hot right now. With star striker Diego Costa going to Chelsea, and talented goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois likely to be heading back to Stamford Bridge too, Santi wouldn’t be joining the same side that won La Liga.
In fact, he’d be joining a side that are in so much debt they can’t afford to sign any superstars anyway, nor afford to pay Cazorla more than he earns at The Emirates.
In short, Santi Cazorla has no reason to leave Arsenal.
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