Arsenal to seal €24m deal for Asier Illarramendi Arsenal are preparing a deadline day bid for Real Madrid defensive midfielder Asier Illarramendi, as per Spanish media El Confidential.
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Arsenal are preparing a deadline day bid forReal Madrid bench warmer Asier Illarramendi, as per Spanish media El Confidential.
The 25-year-old has already made his mind to leave Santiago Bernabeu after failing to impress boss Carlo Ancelotti.
However, Ancelotti answered when asked about the player that he is still a Real player, an important part of them despite of not playing enough.
“Illarra is a Real Madrid player, nothing has changed. He is a player of Real Madrid and though it’s true he hasn’t played much, we still have confidence in him. He’s important in the locker room.”
The Spanish midfielder has started only 4 La Liga games so far this term.
El Confidential also reported that Arsenal are not the only side interested in him another Premier League outfit Liverpool are keen to land the player. WhileLa Ligaduo Atletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad are also in the race to sign the €24million rated midfielder.
However, the fee asked by Real is high which could make the interested parties to take a step back.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid left-back Fabio Coentrao is also targeted by the Premier League duo Arsenal and Liverpool.