Real Madrid star Mesut Ozil has reemerged on Manchester United’s radar. Reports from England confirm Manchester United’s interest in the attacking midfielder. Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson understands he needs to bolster his midfield options before Paul Scholes imminent retirement.
The English midfield maestro is set to bid Old Trafford farewell at the end of the season. Paul Scholes’ absence from the squad means there will be huge void in Manchester United’s creative department.
Sir Alex Ferguson is planning moves on PSV’s Kevin Strootman and Borussia Dortmund’s Mario Gotze, but the Scotsman needs someone more along the lines of Mesut Ozil.
The Old Trafford boss has been a long time admirer of Mesut Ozil. Manchester United attempted to swoop in for him back when he was with Werder Bremen, but Real Madrid won his signature.
The 24-year-old Germany international has been in spectacular form for Real Madrid ever since his switch to Santiago Bernabeu. However, in recent months Mesut Ozil has found himself more on the bench rather than on the field which has forced him to question his future at Real Madrid.
Ever since the arrival of Luka Modric, Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho has preferred the Croatian midfielder over Mesut Ozil. Rife rumors from Spain suggest Mesut Ozil is open to a move abroad given that he will be promised more playing time in the first team.
If Mesut Ozil were to enter the football market Real Madrid would ask for at least £25 million as transfer fees. Sir Alex Ferguson will blindly spend £25 million if it were buy him Mesut Ozil this fall.
Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho has time and again declared Mesut Ozil to be a vital asset of the club. Statistics show that Mesut Ozil has consistently recorded good performances for Real Madrid. Therefore, Manchester United will probably have to break the bank in order to convince Real Madrid into letting go their coveted attacking midfielder.
All could change if Mesut Ozil hands in a transfer request. Such a turn of events would force Real Madrid to sell of Mesut Ozil as soon as possible in order to avoid losing him for pennies later.
Sir Alex Ferguson has been forced to play Wayne Rooney as a creative midfielder in a number of games this season due the injury of Shinji Kagawa and the blunders of Tom Cleverly. Sir Alex Ferguson understands he will need to increase his midfield option before Paul Scholes bids farewell to Manchester United.