Mesut Ozil set to leave Arsenal in the winter transfer window
Clubs are starting to show interest in signing Mesut Ozil in the January transfer window, according to multiple media outlets.
The German is no longer part of manager Unai Emery’s plans and has found himself ostracised at the Emirates. The likelihood of him working his way back into the fold is looking remote.
Therefore, the only real options for the playmaker is to secure a move or sit out his contract for the next 18 months.
Last week Turkish side Fenerbahce were linked with a move for the 30-year-old with Arsenal subsidising the wages. This week both The Daily Mirror and Calciomercato are claiming Inter Milan and AC Milan are interested.
The same situation with wages applies with the Serie A giants. Whatever deal is agreed will involve Arsenal paying some of Ozil’s massive £350k per week wages.
What Arsenal are looking for is a six-month loan deal that could be converted into a permanent move next summer.
That is now three teams that are reportedly keen and the list could grow by the time the transfer window opens up.
It would be a sad end to Ozil’s career at Arsenal. He arrived with much fanfare and for a time it was beautiful. But over the last couple of years, we have not seen the best of the former German international.
A winter move would be best for everyone concerned, especially Ozil who probably has a couple of good seasons left in him.