Nuri Sahin to play for Arsenal

Sahin will play this season for Arsenal. Yesterday was completed the transfer of Turkish international to English club. His agent, Reza Fazeli, went yesterday to the offices of the Santiago Bernabeu at 11:30 a.m. and sealed the deal for the player transfer on loan. Both clubs will announce it in the coming hours.

Reza Fazeli. Sahin's agent at the Bernabeu
Reza Fazeli. Sahin's agent at the Bernabeu

The Arsene Wenger'a team will take over the player's salary (2.8 million euros net) and will also pay an extra amount to Real Madrid to take the loan of Sahin. Keep in mind that Liverpool, Galatasaray and Besiktas were also interested in getting the loan of former Borussia player and so the white club was able to get some money.

At first, Sahin did not have in mind the idea of leaving Madrid, but Mourinho has convinced him that the best option is to take minutes out of the white squad. During the preseason Mourinho placed him as left-back and in the first official match against Valencia left him out of bench.

Among all the options (Turkey and England), Sahin preferred the Premier League because he thought it was better for him. Between Liverpool and Arsenal, the two English clubs interested in him, the player has always shown a predilection for the 'Gunners' as they are going to play the Champions League and Brendan Rodgers' team still has to get a place in the Europa League. Furthermore, as published by the British media, Wenger himself called Sahin during the last weekend to explain him what would be his role at the team (Song's replacement, newcomer to Barcelona) and finished to convince him that Arsenal was the ideal destination.

What was not contemplated in the agreement is that Arsenal has a purchase option at the end of this season. This was stated Mourinho: "Sahin will leave on loan. Real Madrid will never sell him. He needs to play and develop". The Portuguese coach thinks Sahin can reach a higher level that he showed when was awarded as best player in the Bundesliga 2010-11, but thinks he should play football minutes out of Real Madrid.

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