Is Mesut Özil leaving Arsenal for Manchester United?
According to reports, Arsenal star Mesut Özil is set to snub a new deal at the Emirates because he wants to reunite with José Mourinho at Manchester United.
The duo worked together during their time at Real Madrid before Özil completed his £42.5m to Arsenal in 2013.
In the past, Mourinho has labelled the German international as ‘the best number 10 in the world,’ and it seems like they could reunite at Old Trafford during the coming transfer window.
In his autobiography, Özil states that Mourinho gave him the confidence to make a difference at Real Madrid. Here is an excerpt from the book: Real Madrid isn’t too big a move for you. Real Madrid is the only right move.
Trust me. I’ll turn you into a regular player,” said Mourinho. 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.
Arsène Wenger wants to keep the 28-year-old midfielder at Arsenal, however Özil’s £250,000-a-week demand could be a major problem.Not for United, though, who are not denying interest in a potential move for Özil.
The Premier League giants have proved that they can afford such wages and apparantly the feedback from the camp at Old Trafford has been positive. We just have to wait and see what happens …