Transfer balls: Ozil made contact with Manchester United as he signed for Arsenal over breakfast
TRANSFER Balls: German international midfielder Mesut Ozil, 24, has joined Arsenal on a five-year contract. Arsenal bought the top German player for £42.4m.
Who knew the fee?
Well, this morning a host of news sources told their numbers. The closest source was:
Daily Star: “The Gunners are set to spend £42.5m on Mesut Ozil”
The most wrong was:
Irish Independent: “Man United not in for Mesut Ozil as Madrid star rejects Arsenal’s advances”
What about Man United?
Who was first with the news?
Incredibly, the Daily Mail knew everything about the deal before Ozil had even had his medical and hours before it was announced on the Arsenal website:
WITH only minutes before the deadline of football’s transfer period, Arsenal have secured the prized signature of Germany international Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid for a club record £42.5m.