Anorak News | Transfer (Real) balls: Arsenal sign Angel Di Maria, Manchester United pay £10m too much for Ozil and Benzama’s parting shot

Transfer (Real) balls: Arsenal sign Angel Di Maria, Manchester United pay £10m too much for Ozil and Benzama’s parting shot

by | 28th, August 2013

TRANSFER Balls: Are Real Madrid stars Karim Benzama, Angel Di María and Mesut Ozil leaving Real Madrid for Arsenal? Let’s see what the experts in the media have been saying today:

Mesut Ozil 

Daily Mirror:Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil transfer hopes boosted as the Real Madrid star throws a strop – Midfielder tipped to be sold to help pay for Bale storms down tunnel, showers and goes straight to the bus after being subbed” – 27 Aug 2013

Says Ozil on August 28:

“I want to be successful. A lot has been written in the media about other teams, but I have a contract with Real Madrid and I am staying here.  I have the coach’s confidence and I feel very good. Also, I have a contract until 2016. I have a very good understanding with all my team-mates and it is a pleasure and an honour to play for Real Madrid. When you play for a team as important as Real Madrid, you have to win titles and we will do everything possible.

“We will work hard. We are a club that has special players and I am convinced that we will win titles this year. We have our aims and each of us has a role and we will try to win all of the titles on offer. That’s one of the big reasons for me being here.”

The Sun says Ozil will head to Arsenal if his £200,000-a-week wage demands are met. The Sun reports that Mesut Ozil has been offered to Manchester United for 40 Million Euros. Offered, as in put up for sale.

TalkSport: “Manchester United are prepared to shatter their transfer record to sign Mesut Ozil in a staggering £46m deal, according to reports in Spanish newspaper AS.” – August 28

TalkSport: “Real Madrid star Mesut Ozil has rejected speculation linking him with a move away from the Bernabeu, following reports he is being targeted by Manchester United” – August 28

TalkSport has every angle covered. And that would be AS that quoted Ozil:

“There is no motive whatsoever for me to consider leaving Real Madrid.”

Contracted to Real until 2016, AS says Ozil wants to extend his Real career until 2019.


Karim Benzama

Huff Post: “Karim Benzema scored his second goal in as many games as Arsenal’s hopes of signing the Real Madrid striker became scarcer.”

Daily Mirror: “Arsenal offered Karim Benzema transfer as third parties hawk Real Madrid trio around the Prem – Striker and Bernabeu team-mates Ozil and Di Maria said to be up for grabs as Spanish giants plot to buy Bale AND Suarez”


 Angel Di Maria 

Daily Express: “Arsenal target Angel Di Maria happy to stay at Real Madrid”

This is what TalkSport came up with on one day:

1.Arsenal face battle with Galatasaray for Real Madrid winger

2.Real Madrid ready to use Ozil and Di Maria to fund Bale deal

3.Brassell: Di Maria does not want to leave Real Madrid

And via Yahoo:

According to Paul Breen-Turner (talkSPORT), Arsenal has had a bid of about $40 million approved by Real Madrid for winger Angel Di Maria.

Such are the facts…

Posted: 28th, August 2013 | In: Sports Comment | TrackBack | Permalink