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Transfer Balls: Arsenal Take £12m Loss On Mesut Ozil For Not Playing Him In The Middle

by | 13th, October 2014

TRANSFER Balls: Is Mesut Özil on hio way out of Arsenal?

The Guardian has news:

The Rumour Mill wouldn’t presume to know, but talk elsewhere suggests the German international is fed up with being played out of position by his manager Arsène Wenger and wants to move elsewhere in January. Currently sidelined for up to three months with a knee injury, reports suggest the 25-year-old from Gelsenkirchen could be the subject of a £30m bid from Bayern Munich during the next transfer window.

If he gors the rumours are that the Gunerns will use the cash to buy Real Madrid’s Sami Khedira, Borussia Dortmund’s central defender Mats Hummel,  Schalke’s No10 Julian Draxler, Paris Saint-Germain’s  Adrien Rabiot keep the cash and sign a few cheap and very talanted youth players who can be trained and then sold to rival clubs?

The Daily Mail says Oxil is off to Bayern Munich for £30million. Ozil joined the Gunners for £42.5million last summer. Will they take huge hit on the player? Seems unlikely. But the Mail says the languid German is keen to leave Arsenal.

The Football Grapevine understands the Germany star has grown increasingly unhappy at the Emirates, not least because he is not being played in his preferred forward floating role by Arsene Wenger.

True enough. Stuck out on the wing. Ozil has been ineffective. But Wenger’s no fool. Ozil will play where he works best soon enough. And surely £12m are a lot of reasons to move Ozil.

The Mail offers not a single source for its claim. Not one. Rob Shepherd, who writes the story, offers no evidence.

Is he right, though? His previous Mail’s stories have like this:

Manchester City will consider the future of Yaya Toure in the January transfer window… There are those at the club who think Toure has his heart set on one final big move and bumper pay day by moving to French champions PSG. Mid-season moves between the top clubs, especially those in the Champions League, rarely happen… the Toure situation may spur City into making a plunge into the transfer market and splashing out the £60million Juventus want for former Manchester United youth team player Paul Pogba.

Not many facts there. And that bit about Champions’ League clubs not swapping talent mid-strream surely holds true for Ozil.

The week before, his readers were told:

Liverpool are analysing the strange situation with regard to Joe Hart and Manchester City. The Football Grapevine hears Liverpool could make a big bid for the England custodian in January.

They could. Or they could not.

And:

Having lured Didier Drogba back to Chelsea to supplement his strike force Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has said he has completed all transfer business. But the Blues may yet seek to bolster their attacking options by making a move for Brazilian Roberto Firmino. The 22-year-old plays for Hoffenheim and has also attracted the interest of Arsenal.

They may. But they didn’t.

And:

…Wenger is set to farm [Joel] Campbell out on loan again. Campbell, 22, spent last season in Greece playing for Olympiakos.

All set. But no go. Campbell stayed.

Such are the facts…



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