Ozil and Di Maria on their way?
The transfer deadline day for summer 2013 has finally arrived and for Arsenal it didn’t look entirely promising however things have seriously heated up overnight, as Arsene Wenger has been listening to a bit of Daft Punk and has stayed up all night to get lucky!
Soon after the North London derby was concluded, which by the way was an absolutely fantastic game to be present at, Tottenham announced the sale of Gareth Bale to Spanish giants Real Madrid and suddenly it sparked a surge of movement across Europe. Arsenal entered advanced negotiations with Real Madrid over the signing of Germany international midfielder Mesut Ozil according to the likes of BBC and Sky Sports, whilst other independent sources state that the transfer is all but concluded aside from a pending medical, which shall take place tomorrow.
This is a massive shock on the cards, with many fans believing we had left it too late. But also much to our surprise, Ozil, has supposedly chosen Arsenal over Manchester United for one reason only, money! Now although this shows he may be no different to the likes of Nasri, to suddenly stop and consider Arsenal offered a better wage package than United is the most surprising thing for years! It’s understood Ozil has been offered £7 million a year, whilst United only offered £5m. The player isn’t interested in PSG.
Alongside Ozil, several independent sources also state that Wenger will make a deadline day move for Ozil’s teammate Angel Di Maria however he is less confident of landing this deal. Again some sources state this deal is completed to the same stage of Ozil and both will be announced tomorrow, pending medicals, however because of the lack of reliability regarding Di Maria, this could be a bit farfetched.
It’s a real shock on the cards and Wenger has absolutely smashed his budgets by entering advanced negotiations with Ozil, with the valuation supposedly at £40m! May I tease you by saying Ozil has 87 assists in the last three seasons. I seriously hope this doesn’t all blow up in our face by this time tomorrow! Fingers crossed Gunners!