Cazorla ‘looking to leave Arsenal’
Arsenal playmaker Santi Cazorla has reportedly told the club that he would like to leave this summer to join Spanish champions Atletico Madrid, according to the Metro.
Spanish newspaper AS claims that Cazorla has also told his friends and family that he would like a move back to his homeland, despite having only recently signed a new contract with the Gunners.
Cazorla has been at Arsenal for two seasons since joining from Malaga in the summer of 2012. Noted for the number of goals he has laid on for teammates, the 29-year-old has made 95 appearances in his time at the Emirates Stadium, scoring 19 goals.
Atletico did register an interest in Cazorla during the January transfer window, but were unable to raise enough funds to make a bid for the former Malaga star, or indeed tempt Arsenal to sell. However, with Diego Costa’s impending move to Chelsea set to go through, they should have enough this time around.
Any deal for Cazorla will take place after the World Cup, when the player is expected to make a final decision over his future.
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