Report: Arsenal star receives 'most serious' transfer offer from overseas club
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Report: Arsenal star receives 'most serious' transfer offer from overseas club

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Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has received offers from four different countries but the ‘most serious’ one has come from MLS side DC United, according to Turkish outlet NTV Spor.

The German hasn’t played for Arsenal since the game against West Ham in the Premier League back in March. He was an integral part of Mikel Arteta’s squad, but the halt in football due to the pandemic changed everything.

Ozil has been left out of Arteta’s Premier League and Europa League squads. There is very little chance that he will be back in contention for the second half of the season and that has increased the speculation surrounding his future.

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The former Real Madrid man will soon enter the final six months of his contract. He is allowed to negotiate a transfer with overseas clubs, and DC United are reportedly the favourites for his signature.

The report reveals that Ozil already has offers from Saudi Arabia, Turkey and even Italy. However, it is claimed that a move to America is more likely for reasons away from the football pitch.

Ozil owns an Esports team and a newly-launched clothing brand. He is also reportedly working on his own football academy which is set to open in association with DC United in America.

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The report claims that the MLS is the perfect destination for Ozil – both for footballing reasons and his commercial interests. However, it is unclear if the move will happen in January or at the end of his contract at Arsenal in June.

Arsenal Insider’s view:

It is certain that Ozil will leave North London but the question is when? Arsenal would be open to letting him leave for nothing tomorrow. But, it makes more financial sense for the German to see out his contract.

Ozil’s current deal at the Emirates consists of loyalty bonuses. He will earn millions if he stays until the end of his contract, and it is very likely that he will do just that before leaving for free next summer.

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