Arsenal Eye £20Million German Midfielder
According to the Daily Star, Arsenal are preparing a £20million bid for Bayer Leverkusen's Christoph Kramer if a deal for Khedira falls through. Arsene Wenger admires German players and their industry and that's exactly what Arsenal would be getting from the young Kramer. The 23-year-old is the perfect age in that he is still young enough to learn and adapt, yet has sufficient experience to have an immediate impact.
With Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta's fitness declining rapidly and their rabid dog-like midfielder Mathieu Flamini all but untameable, Arsenal need fresh blood in the heart of their midfield. And not only do they need strength, but a player who can control the game. Kramer is an intelligent player and one who can fill Arteta's boots in terms of dictating possession, which is oh-so crucial to Arsenal's style of play.
Kramer has himself said that "[moving abroad] has always interested me. I would not be afraid."
Arsenal fans will be hoping they can fend off the likes of Real Madrid and other top European sides for one of the continent's brightest midfield talents.