Arsenal ‘sign’ Mesut Ozil
Alexis Sanchez moved to Manchester United.
But Mesut Ozil is going nowhere.
On transfer deadline day it’s been confirmed that Arsenal’s German World Cup winner has agreed a new deal with the Gunners.
As confirmed by the BBC’s David Ornstein, Ozil has signed a new three-and-a-half year contract to remain at Arsenal until summer 2021.
He’ll earn 350,000 pounds a week in north London.
EXCLUSIVE: Mesut Ozil signs a new three-and-a-half year contract to remain at Arsenal until summer 2021. Becomes highest-paid player in club history on around £350k per week before tax. Deal agreed last weekend, signed at Colney this morning. Could take him to 8yrs at #AFC & 32yo pic.twitter.com/600XtVnbnH
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) January 31, 2018
Why Man United didn’t sign Ozil
Of course, in the past few months rumours have been rife that Man United could sign Mesut Ozil.
Those rumours have come off the back of stories noting that Ozil used to play for Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid.
So why didn’t Man United sign Ozil?
The Independent have delved into that issue, telling their readers the following:
It is understood that Ozil’s representatives would have wanted £325k a week, and United balked at that after the signing of Sanchez. Instead, they pressed ahead with an extension for Juan Mata.
Now Arsenal have offered him far more than they have paid any player in the club’s history, more than doubling his current salary of £150,000 per week, and Ozil has decided to continue his time at the Emirates.
Backing up the Independent’s update is Duncan Castles.
Often trolled as being the mouthpiece of Manchester United and Jose Mourinho, Castles has also claimed “Manchester United did not consider the Germany international to be an upgrade on what they already had.”
As predicted by The Transfer Window at the end of November, Mesut Ozil signs a new contract at Arsenal.
Manchester United did not consider the Germany international to be an upgrade on what they already had. #AFC #MUFC #RMCF #GERhttps://t.co/TfTfMOjwVY
— Duncan Castles (@DuncanCastles) January 31, 2018
Also see: Aubameyang’s Arsenal €63.75m deal confirmed.