Mesut Ozil Tells Arsenal Team-Mates He Is Moving To Manchester United
Mesut Ozil has entered the final ten month in his current contract with the Gunners and is yet to agree on a new deal.
The former Real Madrid player has stalled negotiations over a new contract and it is now believed that he will part ways with the Gunners in January.
The German playmaker could leave the North London club at the end of the season as a free agent, but Gunners boss Arsene Wenger had admitted last week that the club might sell him during the January transfer window in order to recover a portion of the money that had spent to rope him in from Real Madrid.
“Once you are in our situation, you envisage every solution. It is possible,” Wenger said.
And now rumours have linked Ozil with a move to one on of Arsenal’s biggest rivals.
According to The Mirror, Ozil is set to force through a move to Man Utd in January.
The report claims that the German has told his Gunners team-mates that he will make a switch to Man Utd in order to reunite with Mourinho.
Ozil played under Mourinho during their time together at Real Madrid and the German revealed in his autobiography how his former manager had a played a huge role in boosting his confidence when he had started doubting his own abilities in Spain.
Ozil wrote in his autobiography that he thought himself to be a “a nobody” but laid bare in detail how Mourinho helped him to become one of the top players in Europe.
“Real Madrid isn’t too big a move for you,” Mourinho told Ozil. “Real Madrid is the only right move. Trust me. I’ll turn you into a regular player. And then all the doors will be open to you. You’ll be able to show the world what you’re capable of. And, believe me, that’s a huge amount.”
Ozil’s representatives are holding out for a £350,000-a-week new contract at Arsenal, but the Mirror claim that the Gunners hierarchy have now lost their interest in the player after the German turned down their £275,000-a-week offer earlier this year.