Ex-Germany striker, Karl-Heinz Riedle, doesn’t believe that Mesut Ozil should join Manchester United… but he doesn’t believe the 28-year-old should stay at Arsenal either.
Riedle reckons that Ozil should snub United in favour of a return to the Bundesliga.
“Ozil going back to Germany? Who knows,” Riedle told Omnisport (via Goal). “There’s a rumour that he goes to Manchester United. He shouldn’t do it.
“Ozil is a quality player. If you see his skills, it’s just amazing what he can do on the pitch. We would be very happy if he comes back to a club in Germany, for sure. But I’m not his agent so I don’t know where he ends up.
“Best option is, from my point, if he would come to the Bundesliga. It’s a really good option because we get another national player back in our league.
“But if he is looking only for the money, then it would be very difficult to find the same kind of money in the German league than he can find in the Premier League.”
Ozil spent four years in the Bundesliga at Schalke and then Werder Bremen before he signed for Real Madrid in 2010.
Unfortunately for Riedle, Bayern Munich are the only Bundesliga club to really be linked with Ozil and that report was saying that the playmaker ‘should’ rather than ‘could’ move to Carlo Ancelotti’s former team.
Manchester United are the club who have been linked most heavily with Ozil as reports have been claiming that Jose Mourinho is keen to reunite with the former Real Madrid midfielder. However, these rumours have been shot down since so who knows?
For all anyone knows, Ozil’s just holding out on a new deal with the Gunners and using their rivals as leverage while other clubs from around Europe get linked by the press.
I love Ozil more than most and anyone who ever reads pretty much anything I write knows this. However, this is getting more than a little tedious now.