So the transfer sagas of our two biggest contract rebels, Ozil and Alexis, continues to run amok in the tabloids, but with no sign of either of them agreeing to an extension it would make sense to try and recoup some of our losses in January before letting them go to our Premier League rivals for free in the summer.
Well according to the latest Arsenal rumours, it would appear that Barcelona are considering an offer for Mesut Ozil in January since they will not pay the reported 150m euros that Liverpool are demanding for Phillipe Coutinho. They are top of La Liga now but their president Josep Maria Bartomeu did not rule out any more signings: “We are happy with the squad that we have but if things can be done to improve then they will be done, because we always aspire to more,” he said recently.
So if Ozil was sold to Barca at least we would recoup some of our expenses and stop Man United getting him for free….
Likewise there is also the rumour that Real Madrid want Alexis Sanchez. Again, a sale in January would foil the Chilean’s wish to move to Pep Guardiola’s Man City for free as well.
Which would you prefer? We keep them both until the end of the season and they can go where they like? Or sell them to Spanish clubs and refuse to strengthen our Premier League rivals