Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla has rubbished reports linking him with a move to Atletico Madrid. The skillful Spaniard was rumoured to have agreed personal terms with the club while on summer vacation.
Atletico president, Enrique Cerezo, was quick to deny the link between his club and the Arsenal playmaker but the story was later fuelled by club manager Diego Simeone claiming ‘anything is possible.’
Arsenal warned the La Liga club that the 28-year old was not for sale and the midfielder has backed up the club’s claim. Ahead of his return to Arsenal training the former Malaga man spoke about his future.
“There has been a lot of speculation about a move to Atletico Madrid but I’m very happy at Arsenal, I have a contract there and I start training on Monday.”
“Perhaps I will return to Spain one day, but right now it’s very unlikely”
He enjoyed a stellar campaign in his debut season at the club, becoming a hit with the supporters leading to his victory in the Arsenal Player of the Year vote. With the World Cup only a year away, Cazorla just wants to focus on doing the best for Arsenal and Spain.
“I still have unfinished business in the World Cup after missing the last one because of my back.”
“I really want to experience a World Cup, so I hope to have a great year with Arsenal. I hope this year is even better than the last.”
With the futures of Cazorla, Laurent Koscielny and Bacary Sagna assured, the club can look towards possible arrivals as the start of the Premier League draws ever closer.