Real Madrid sold Mesut Ozil to Arsenal due to a “mad passion” for model Aida Yespica [Corriere dello Sport]

And the slurs against new Arsenal signing Mesut Ozil keep coming…

Whilst Gooners have been celebrating the arrival of the German playmaker, Real Madrid appear to have launched a campaign to discredit Ozil publicly.

Both El Mundo Deportivo and Corriere dello Sport report that Real Madrid sold Mesut Ozil to Arsenal due to his “mad passion” for model Aida Yespica.

Ozil’s love for Aida Yespica was so intense that Real Madrid lost patience with the player and were keen to offload him in the summer.

The German schemer would travel to Milan and Paris on a regular basis to meet with Yespica, spending 18,000 euros on flights in private planes, every two weeks.

According to El Mundo: “The early morning trips, extended to the last minute of passion, led to a down which affected his performances.”

In truth, this will probably see Arsenal fans deepen their admiration for Ozil…

Ozil’s current girlfriend Many Capristo is expected to join him in London when he arrives to play for Arsenal after the international break.