Mesut Ozil Delays Negotiations With Manchester United Wait For Barcelona Bids
Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil is reportedly keen on a move to Barcelona. That’s the reason for not agreeing a deal with Manchester United because he’s waiting for a decision from the Catalan club.
The German player has less than a year in his contract with Arsenal. Ozil will be a free agent player next summer if he fails to agree a new deal with his club.
The midfielder is also free to negotiate with teams outside England from next January, while Arsenal may sell players in the upcoming transfer window to raise additional funds.
So an alternative to Coutinho’s transfer
According to Sport reports, Ozil’s agent, Dr Erkut Sogut, met with Barca general manager Pep Segura on Thursday to discuss the potential move of the 29-year-old to Camp Nou.
The report claims that Barca are told that Ozil wants to join them and the midfielder has permission from Arsenal to go in the January transfer window.
Mundo Deportivo also reported on Wednesday that Barça had been told that Ozil’s desire to move to Camp Nou was the reason why he had not yet committed to Jose Mourinho and Manchester United.
Ozil, however, wants to know Barca’s decision by the end of December so he can plan his future. Barca, meanwhile, are prioritizing the transfer of Philippe Coutinho and will take new steps to get the Liverpool midfielder in January.
Not the type of player favorite Mourinho
Ozil’s chances of joining Manchester United also diminished after former Red Devils star Ray Wilkins said Mourinho was less interested in getting it.
Ozil’s contract situation is profitable, but according to Wilkins Mourinho is less interested in the work ethic shown by the star.
“Mesut Ozil will not go to Old Trafford because he does not have the work ethic that Mourinho is looking for in his players. I really see Willian as a player who might be heading for Old Trafford. Jose is an admirer of Willian and he will be a special player for United, but I pray that Chelsea will not let him go, “said Wilkins. (Source: Metro)