Stan Collymore talks up Sami Khedira in World Cup round-up

The potentially Arsenal-bound midfielder, currently of Real Madrid, was part of an important Germany triumvirate.

Sami Khedira completed a historic double in the past month.

Not only was he a vital component in Germany's new-found World Champion status, but he is also a reigning Champions League title holder having won the competition with Real Madrid.

He could be on the cusp of a transfer though, to an Arsenal side succeeding in making a considerable statement of intent in the transfer market as the defensive-minded midfielder would be joining Alexis Sanchez on the Arsene Wenger's Gunners roster.

As if excitable Arsenal fans needed reassurance, but the player has been identified by Bleacher Report columnist Stan Collymore as "a complete modern midfielder."

The former Liverpool striker, now a renowned pundit with talkSPORT, reflecting on the World Cup in general and gave special attention to a blessed German midfield that contains a number of inter-changeable and adaptable athletes.

While also crediting Philipp Lahm, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Toni Kroos, Collymore pays particular focus to the Khedira's work.

He said: "[He is] able to do everything from the defensive work to getting into the final third. He has power, technique and intelligence."

  NationPosTackle /AppClear /AppDuel Won /AppDribble /AppPass AccPass Into Final 3rd  /AppChance Created /AppAppMin
Khedira Germany DM 0.60 1.20 3.00 1.20 85.02 6.40 1.00 5 376

Sami Khedira was earlier today linked with an imminent move to Arsenal as the player is reportedly willing to sign a four-year contract worth £150,000 per week. He would cost the Gunners £23.04 million.

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