After refusing to sign a new £250,000 a week deal with Arsenal, Mesut Ozil is reportedly set to return to the drawing board with his tail between his legs.
- Ozil is Arsenal’s highest paid player on £140,000 a week
- The playmaker has scored 10 and assisted 11 this season
- Reportedly refused to sign £250,000 a week contract
- Only Fenerbahce and clubs from China have shown interest
- Always publicly maintained he’s happy in London
According to the Daily Mail, Ozil held off accepting Arsenal’s £250,000 a week offer because he expected there to be plenty of other options on the table. Although he may have always planned to stay in north London, perhaps he felt he could get more leverage over the terms of a new deal if there were numerous top clubs interested.
However, the German international has allegedly been left embarrassed as Fenerbahce, who can’t meet the Gunners’ asking price, and clubs from China, where he refuses to move, are the only ones interested.
Although Mesut Ozil is still a huge name in world football, it appears that his general dip in form since Christmas means that other clubs aren’t that interested.
Therefore, the 28-year-old could be forced to accept Arsenal’s offer.
If he doesn’t, Ozil’s contract runs out in June 2018 and the Gunners will apparently look to sell him this summer so that he doesn’t go for free next year.