There is an interesting battle going on at Real Madrid over Nuri Sahin. The 23-year-old, former Bundesliga Player of the Year has been told by Jose Mourinho that he needs to go out on loan this season, in order to get some much needed playing time.
Sahin wants to play in the Premier League and that is where the problem lies. Sahin wants to go to Arsenal, who he feels will be a better fit for hi, and he wants to play Champions League football, something that Liverpool cannot offer him.
But Jose Mourinho wants Sahin to got to Liverpool for a couple of reasons. One is that Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers was Chelsea’s reserve team while Mourinho was in charge at Stamford Bridge. Rodgers is someone Mourinho trusts and admires.
Second, is that Mourinho and Wenger do not get along. Well that is an understatement. When Mourinho was at Chelsea he famously called Wenger a “voyeur” saying:
“I think he is one of these people who is a voyeur,” Mourinho said. “He likes to watch other people. There are some guys who, when they are at home, they have a big telescope to see what happens in other families. He speaks and speaks and speaks about Chelsea.”
And the bad feeling has not changed, with Mourinho in Spain. When Wenger said this about Madrid players trying to get yellow cards in oder to miss meaningless group game:
“It’s a pity to see that from a big club. It looks, frankly, horrible. You don’t want to accept that.
Mou responded in an interview with The Sun as saying:
“He should especially explain to Arsenal supporters how he can’t win one single little trophy since 2005. Instead of speaking about Real Madrid, Mr Wenger should speak about Arsenal and explain how he lost 2-0 against a team in the Champions League for the first time.”
It’s a pretty nasty feud between Mourinho and Wenger and I cannot see Sahin go against his bosses wishes and signing for his bitter enemy. So expect Sahin to end up playing for Liverpool this season, which will be a great boost the Reds team.