Arsenal star agrees ‘deal in principle’ to join Atletico Madrid

Arsenal star Santi Cazorla has agreed a deal in principle to join Atletico Madrid this summer, Daily Star reports.

Cazorla has performed brilliantly for the Gunners in the current campaign, stepping up and grabbing the opportunity following Mesut Ozil’s injury woes earlier in the campaign, resulting in seven goals.

His displays have therefore attracted the attention from of the continent’s best clubs, with Barcelona also keen on his signature.

But it looks like Atletico are coming close to the 30-year-old’s signature after reports revealed that last year’s Champions League finalists have beaten Barca in the chase.

Cazorla arrived at the Emirates in the summer of 2012, and found himself an integral part of Arsene Wenger’s side.

However the purchase of Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid prior to the 2013-2014 season saw his game-time limited, and could be sidelined once again with the German returning to full fitness.

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