Lucas Biglia, the Anderlecht and Argentina holding midfielder, claims that we have made contact over his signing along with Real Madrid. We’ve been linked with the player (and his club team mate Matías Suárez) for some time now, and he gave confirmation of this in a radio interview from his hometown of Buenos Aires (as reported by Diario Olé).
“There has been contact with Real Madrid, and also with Arsenal, and we are waiting. I have a contract with Anderlecht until June 2015, but the club knows that I intend to go. We have negotiated my release clause and if a club comes along that is willing to pay it, Anderlecht let me go. Real? If God wants. If Madrid makes a concrete offer, it is my priority.”
The release clause is thought to be around €10-12 million.
It remains to be seen whether Biglia is a Bigliar or not, but one thing that seems certain is that we are showing interest in holding midfielders. Considering the number of reports we’ve received about Arsenal being interested in Yann M’Vila, Javi Martinez, Odil Ahmedov and Lucas Biglia (with varying levels of substantiation), we are either looking to reshape our midfield, or employing some cunning negotiation tactics with Alex Song over his new contract.