BREAKING – Major boost for Liverpool as Arsenal pull out from the major transfer saga
As per reports, Arsenal have pulled out from the James Milner transfer saga paving way for Liverpool to sign the Manchester City player on a free transfer ahead of next season.
As per Evening Standard, Arsenal pulled out of the Milner transfer due to the extensive wage demands of the player. Milner was asking for £1,50,000-a-week which would have made him the highest player at the club above Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez.
Arsenal rebuffed from meeting the wage demands and according to Telegraph, Milner has already agreed personal terms with Liverpool and will join the Anfield side next season.
James Milner has rejected a chance to stay at Etihad and has rejected a massive payout of £165k-per-week in order to gain more playing time and enjoy a central figure in his playing 11.
Milner has been used by Manuel Pellegrini in various roles during the course of 2013-14 season but he was never the main man at the club with likes of David Silva, Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero being the key players for City.
Milner became frustrated figure from the rotational policy in play at Etihad. Milner is set to land a hefty signing on fee at Liverpool and will get a substantial hike to his current deal at Manchester City.
The England international might not pocket the amount he is getting at City but the chance of featuring week-in-week-out has made the decision for Milner.
Liverpool are poised to announce Milner’s signing later this week with the verbal agreements already being made between player and the club.