Arsenal are closing on an agreement which will tie Mesut Ozil down beyond his current contract.
The German international has been in spectacular form this season, creating a host of chances for his team-mates, while leading the Premier League assists chart by some margin.
Manchester United are believed to be eyeing his signature, with possible-incoming manager Jose Mourinho claimed to be keen on signing him for the Red Devils. The former Chelsea boss worked with the assist-king at Real Madrid previously, and knows his talents all too well.
Despite the reported interest, he is said to be close to agreeing to sign a new contract with the North-London side, and is being lined up for a club record £200,000 per week wage.
Ozil and Alexis Sanchez are both entering the final two years of their contracts this summer, and their club are believed to be keen on agreeing extensions this summer, in order to avoid any risk of having to lose a key star for less than their value, or lose their stars at all.
The Chilean star is not believed to be as keen to sign him deal currently, which could see him offloaded in the close-season, with both Juventus and Bayern Munich speculated to be interested.
Ozil has been Arsenal’s best player by some distance this term, and is more than deserved of his record-deal, and I will just be pleased that the chance of him leaving in the mean time will be quashed.
Is Ozil our best player, or has he simply had a very good season?