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Arsenal move ahead of Liverpool in race for versatile €20m attacker

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Viper, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. Viper

    Viper JF-Expert Member

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    Arsenal are reportedly monitoring Liverpool target Santi Cazorla.

    According to, the north London club are keen on the €20 million-rated Villarreal attacker, which would suggest a summer move is a possibility.

    AS initially reported that Liverpool were considering a move for the 26-year-old in January but, although it did not come to fruition, the Anfield club are understood to remain keen on the Spaniard.


    Cazorla has previously been linked with moves to Real Madrid and Barcelona but is said to have his sights set on a switch to the Barclays Premier League - seemingly opening the door for Arsenal or Liverpool.

    A move for a player of Cazorla's value would appear to go against the ethos of Arsenal, who are famed for breeding success without spending heavily in the transfer market


    Despite seemingly in need of defensive reinforcements in January, Arsenal opted not to bolster their squad amid reports they were being quoted exorbitant fees to land their preferred targets.

    Arsene Wenger is known for his frugality when it comes to transfers and was shocked by the January spending of Liverpool, claiming he would never shell out the sums the Anfield club did to sign Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll.

    "If you look at our transfer record, we have never spent more than £15m - that gives you the answer," said the Arsenal boss.

    "We are in the market always because if a good opportunity comes up we will always take it, but we are not in a desperate situation."

    This would seem to suggest that Liverpool will remain favourites to sign Cazorla when the transfer window reopens due to their willingness to invest heavily in the playing squad.

    Liverpool owners New England Sports Ventures laid down their market in January and are likely to spend big again in the summer in order to further enhance the squad at Anfield.

    read more Arsenal interested in Liverpool target Santi Cazorla | Give Me Football
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