Nuri Sahin has been given green light to join Arsenal –

By on August 10, 2012

Real Madrid’s Nuri Sahin has immediately rejected joining Besiktas as he refused to enter into negotiations over a possible loan move. The Turkish midfielder has also snubbed Spurs not just once, but twice in order to secure a loan-move to Arsenal this month.

Earlier this month, several reports coming from Spain confirmed that 23-year-old Nuri Sahin will definitely join a Premier League team this season, Arsenal specifically.

Arsenal are interested in the Turkish play maker but the club have faced difficulties with Real Madrid over signing him on loan. Arsenal want a clause that will allow them to permanently buy Sahin after his loan deal expires, however, Real Madrid don’t want that as Nuri still has 5 years left in his contract with the Spanish giants and they want him in their squad if he impresses in England. Discussions over the loan fee have been a problem too.

The deal has stalled for a while now but Real Madrid are willing to negotiate with Arsenal and lower their wage demands, Los Blancos want to send Sahin on-loan to Arsenal on one condition: that the deal doesn’t include a permanent transfer after 12 months. However, to tempt Arsenal to sign Sahin on loan without the clause they want included in his contract – Real Madrid have promised to make Arsenal a priority if they decided to sell Sahin in the future after his loan deal expires.

Several other clubs including Inter, Galatasaray, Besiktas, Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester United have shown interest in signing Sahin but Arsenal are the only club to successfully contact Real Madrid so far. The ever reliable Jamie Sanderson mentioned that  Arsene Wenger – a big fan of the ex-Dortmund star – contacted the club himself last week.

Jose Mourinho revealed that he will support Sahin with whatever he wants, saying: “If he stays, he’s not a problem for me. He’s one more solution. We are leaving the situation in his hands.”

“Decide what you want to decide, to be happy. If you decide to leave we’re going to help you to leave.” “If you decide to stay, we’re going to support you and try to succeed this season,” he added.

Well, everybody knows that the ‘Special One’  supported Sahin in public but few people know that Jose had a long private talk with the player last week. Sahin told his boss that he’s not getting a chance to impress him, his team-mates and fans at Madrid thus he wants a loan-move to England to prove to him that he deserves a chance in the future. It was a long talk, but Jose finally gave Sahin the green light to leave if he wants.

As I previously mentioned, several clubs have shown interest but Sahin only wants Arsenal from all of the clubs that have shown interest. The 23-year-old refused to enter negotiations with Besiktas over a possible loan move, he didn’t even hear what they had to offer as he’s only interested in a move to North London.

The deal has been taking a long time now as the player is with the rest of the Real Madrid squad in the United States and Arsenal have been busy with a few transfers themselves too. Nothing will be announced before Real Madrid go back to Spain in order to prepare for the Spanish Super Cup.

The deal could collapse  if Arsenal don’t want Sahin on-loan without a permanent buy clause inserted in his contract but I highly doubt that will happen. It all depends on Arsenal now and if they’re willing to accept what Real Madrid have offered alongside Sahin.

If you don’t know much about Arsenal’s target, let me tell you a few things:

Nuri Sahin has played over 100 matches for Borussia Dortmund and was key in them winning a league title in 2011. He was voted the best player in the Bundesliga that year too.

The 23-year-old is a versatile player, which is something Arsene Wenger loves in a player. He can drop deep and play as a defensive midfielder, he can also play as an attacking midfielder where he contributes to a lot of goals and when needed, he can play at left-back.

In addition to his versatility, he’s a very well-rounded player. When it comes to his defensive duties, he’s an expert with tackling, can easily intercept passes and isn’t afraid to block a shot. When it comes to his offensive duties, Nuri provides many key passes, very accurate long balls and is a sharp shooter from outside the box and a good finisher from inside.

During his days in Germany, Sahin took most set-pieces as he can easily score free-kicks or provide assists with crosses.

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