Man Utd among Mesut Ozil next club tips
FootyOn experts give Mesut Ozil next club tips after the Arsenal and Germany midfielder attracts criticism for his performances.
Record Gunners signing Ozil has struggled to make consistent performances since joining from Real Madrid.
Another insipid team display as Arsenal lost 3-0 to Crystal Palace prompted Monday Night Football pundit Jamie Carragher to criticise Ozil.
He has another year on his current contract at the Emirates, but speculation is mounting about the future of many Gunners players.
These include fellow attacking star Alexis Sanchez, not to mention manager Arsene Wenger.
A summer departure from Arsenal for Germany playmaker Ozil cannot be ruled out.
In light of that, we assess the market on offer at BetVictor and give Mesut Ozil next club tips…
Mourinho reunion mooted at Man Utd
Press reports over the weekend linked Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho with Ozil.
‘The Special One’ managed the player when they were both at Real Madrid.
Given the Premier League era rivalry that has existed between the Gunners and Red Devils, however, few have transferred between the clubs.
Robin van Persie was a rare and high-profile example.
United may need to replace captain Wayne Rooney, who has lost his place in Mourinho’s XI.
Ozil could do that and is 5/1 to join the Red Devils before the window slams shut.
Bayern Munich might buy him
A return to his native Germany has always been mentioned in dispatches about Ozil.
The dominant force in the Bundesliga remains Bayern Munich.
Carlo Ancelotti teams tend to have a playmaker; Rui Costa, Deco, Andrea Pirlo and Marco Verratti are all examples.
Bayern are set to lose senior players such as Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben in the next year or so.
Bringing Ozil, a World Cup winner, home to Germany would be a coup.
PSG have pulling power
Speaking of dominant forces, PSG are exactly that in French football.
Although challenged this term by a talented crop of Monaco youngsters, marquee signings are commonplace at the Parc des Princes.
PSG already have a number of attacking midfielders, but room could always be made for Ozil.
The prospect of making more credible challenges for trophies may appeal.
Compatriots Julian Draxler and Kevin Trapp are both on PSG’s books too.
Fenerbahce a chance to engage with heritage
Ozil is of Turkish descent, so the possibility of playing in the country of his ancestor cannot be ruled out either.
That makes Istanbul outfit Fenerbahce an intriguing option in the betting about his future.
Former Premier League players, including Van Persie and Martin Skrtel, ply their trade there presently.
It is a passionate football city on a cultural crossroads.
The only doubt here is whether Ozil would have the tenacity for battles between Istanbul’s big boys.
Derby games with Galatasaray and Besiktas are notoriously fierce, but he’s 12/1 to join Fenerbahce.
Leverkusen lacking spark he could provide
It is a surprise to see Bayer Leverkusen languishing in mid-table mediocrity in the Bundesliga.
Their downturn in form seems tied to a suspension incurred by Hakan Calhanoglu.
He won’t play again this season after FIFA found him guilty of a breach of contract regarding a previous transfer agreement.
Leverkusen may cash in on Calhanoglu this summer, though, with Premier League clubs including champions-elect Chelsea reportedly interested.
If they have money to spend, then bringing Ozil back to the Bundesliga would be the kind of statement signing to appease fans after a well below par season.
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