Mesut Özil’s representatives offered him to Juventus in the last few weeks, but the Serie A side aren’t interested, according to reports.
CalcioMercato write that Özil is looking for a team, as he doesn’t feel he is part of the Unai Emery project at Arsenal. According to their report, Özil’s entourage offered him to Juventus just a few weeks ago. It’s apparently the second time they’ve done so, having made contact with the Serie A side last year.
However, Juventus aren’t interested, if the claims are to be believed. They ‘immediately declined’ the opportunity, thanks in part to their evaluation of Özil’s recent performances, and in part due to his off-field conduct in recent months.
CalcioMercato aren’t exactly the most reliable Italian outlet out there, so take all of this with a pinch of salt. Since Özil’s most recent injury it’s become fashionable to link him with a move away, but there’s still little concrete evidence that he doesn’t want to stick around in North London.
Nonetheless, all this talk of an exit is as likely as anything else to unsettle him, whether it’s true or not. Hopefully, the playmaker will be back on the field making headlines with his performances again soon enough.