The Guardian is reporting that Malaga winger, Santi Cazorla will be the next transfer arriving at the Emirates for a reported £16m. Malaga is in serious financial trouble unless the Qatari businessman, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Al-Thani, bankrolling them does not come up with a last minute cash infusion. But he maybe monitoring Spain’s feeble economy, teetering on the edge, as 10 year bonds soar to record interest levels.
Cazorla has had difficulties getting paid at the club and he’s complained off broken promises in the past. In selling, Malaga have waived off the main sticking point, his £40m buy out clause.
The 27 year old winger became a Villareal legend for his bombing runs down both flanks, sort of Gareth Bale like, and was instrumental for taking Malaga to their first ever Champions League after their fourth placed La Liga finish last season. Cazorla doesn’t score too many goals but there is no denying that he’s an impact player. A workhorse who also provides plenty of spark. A Scott Parker with craft and brains.