In this week’s bizarre story, Juventus are reportedly aiming to throw €50m at us in hope that Mesut Özil will go to Italy.
The Serie A club are apparently hoping to entice our playmaker with the promise of silverware since Arsenal didn’t win a trophy this season. However, as Sportwitness points out, the rumour started with Tuttosport who are most likely reporting on nothing more than a whisper – if that.
There’s no doubt that numerous clubs around Europe will want our midfield maestro; he’s bagged 19 assists this season, just shy of Thierry Henry’s record of 20, and he hasn’t even hit his stride yet. However, with two years left on his contract and negotiations predicted to have a positive outcome once they take place after Euros this summer, there’s no way Arsenal would let him go. Especially not for €50m. Nor do I think the German wants to go. From what he says, he appears happy and settled in north London.
Nothing to see here, folks.