It’s been a transfer window full of surprises, and Barcelona could be set to carry on this trend.
The Germany international has joined Arsenal from Real Madrid for a fee in the region of 50 million euros in September 2013. The 28-year-old has a valid contract with Arsenal until June 2018.
Mesut Ozil has played 164 times for Arsenal since signing from Real Madrid, scoring 32 goals and creating 57 assists in that time.
The 28-year-old is considered to be one of the best midfielders in Germany.
Mesut Ozil has represented Germany at Under-19 and Under-21 level, winning 27 caps and scoring 9 goals, before making his senior international debut in February 2009. As a member of Germany national football team, Mesut Ozil has won 84 caps and has scored 21 goals.
The midfielder’s contract at Arsenal is about to expire in 12 months and a number of clubs are said to be monitoring his situation, with Barcelona showing the most concrete interest in an attempt to lure the player to their team.
Ernesto Valverde is keen to secure at least one more signing this summer, and Mesut Ozil could very well be a man under consideration.
The Germany international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of midfield player Ernesto Valverde wants to target in the summer transfer window.
Mesut Ozil has been long term target of Ernesto Valverde as the manager look to bolster his midfield options for the next season.
Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde wants to continue to strengthening his squad so they’re able to compete both domestically and in the Champions League next season.
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Barcelona are in the market for just a handful of statement signings this summer who can improve the first-team.
According to the report in Spanish Media, Barcelona are lining up a 58 million euros bid to test the resolve of the North London side for the German international. Catalan giants are getting desperate to land at least one signing after being frustrated in their attempts to sign Philippe Coutinho.
How strong that interest is and whether Barcelona will make a summer move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.
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