Manchester United have been sensationally linked with a move for Arsenal superstar Mesut Ozil but fans of the Red Devils are better off not getting their hopes up too high. Reports claim Manchester United are ready to offer the world cup winner as much as £250,000 a week to convince him to move to Old Trafford.
It is a signature move of the English media to come up with ridiculous transfer links on a consistent basis and although some stories do tend to get a bit of traction in the internet age that we live today, many are simply too stupid to even comprehend.
This report that Arsenal superstar Mesut Ozil could potentially make a move to Manchester United falls under the latter category. The origin of the story arguably stems from the fact that Ozil has not yet been able to put pen to paper on a new deal with Arsenal.
Ozil will enter the final year of his contract at the Emirates Stadium next season and while both parties are believed to be willing to get the deal done, there has been a deadlock due to the fact that the German international’s representative have not been able to come to agreement with the Gunners regarding the wage package.
Now with United boss Jose Mourinho having previously worked alongside Ozil at Real Madrid, the English tabloid newspaper, the Sun, have claimed that the Portuguese manager will look to lure the 28-year-old to Old Trafford next summer.
Considering the fact that Ozil is a fantastically talented playmaker, United fans have understandably been left excited with the rumours and there is no doubting the fact that the ex-Werder Bremen star would be a wonderful addition to the ranks at Old Trafford – especially considering the club’s current struggles.
However, it has to be said that the chances of Ozil making a move to Manchester United are virtually non-existent. Many have drawn Ozil’s potential move from Arsenal to United as similar to the time when Robin van Persie traded the Emirates for Old Trafford back in 2012.
Admittedly, the transfer was a shock and many feel that if Arsenal allowed an inspirational figure such as van Persie to join United, the club could do the same with Ozil as well if indeed they are unable to agree on a new deal with the playmaker next summer.
While Arsenal are very business conscious, manager Arsene Wenger will surely not be allowing history to repeat itself as he has already faced the bitter consequences of selling van Persie to United.
Arsenal allowing van Persie to join United was basically the Gunners’ gifting their rivals the Premier League title and one can be sure that the fans will not forgive the club if the North London giants make the same mistake with Ozil as well.
In addition, Ozil does genuinely seem happy at Arsenal and if the Gunners offer him the deal that he wants, the German attacker will surely stay put. Arsenal have loosened their purse strings in recent times and they will surely not be stingy when it comes to keeping their best players this time around.
If indeed Ozil tries to force a move away from Arsenal like van Persie did, the Gunners will make sure that he ends up anywhere rather than at a Premier League rival and United should simply forget about signing the German star anytime soon.