Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid have reportedly tabled a bid for Werder Bremen’s attacking midfield star Mesut Ozil, but had their advance rejected despite the player’s contract coming to an end next June.
Mesut Ozil came to real fruition in South Africa this summer as he showed the world what he’s made up with stellar performances throughout the World Cup. His ability to both create and score goals, as well as open space up for his team-mates, has made him one of the top players in Europe.
After his impressive performances at the World Cup, the tabloids buzzed with headlines and articles regarding the future of the young German starlet.
Amongst his suitors are Spain’s Real Madrid and English giants Manchester United, but a move away from Werder Bremen this summer has begun to look unlikely. Real Madrid were the first to make a big for Mesut Ozil after their main attacking midfield threat Kaka had been ruled out for up to four months after a pre-season injury. Real Madrid’s backroom staff feel as if Mesut Ozil would be an excellent replacement for the crocked Brazilian, but their advances have been rejected by Werder Bremen.
If Mesut Ozil was to move to Real Madrid, he would partner ex-Stuttgart man and Germany midfielder Sami Khedira. Ozil would also have to compete for a place in the team with Sergio Canales, Rafael van der Vaart and Esteban Granero. Certainly, though, another year at Werder Bremen would be beneficial to Mesut Ozil to finish his development as a player and then move on to Real Madrid or another club in a year when he has just that extra bit of experience under his belt.
Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho spoke to the press about Mesut Ozil and Real Madrid’s interest in him.
“He’s a very good player, and I’d be very happy if he came to us. His coach said no, but we’ll see what happens next. It would be great if he came to us.”
Mesut Ozil’s future still remains unclear, but I believe it’d be beneficial to him to remain at Werder Bremen for another year and get another full season of football under his belt before making the big move abroad where he will be under constant pressure and scrutiny from the media if he does not meet expectations immediately.