Blossoming German World Cup star Mesut Ozil looks set to be heading for the Werder Bremen exit door, after director of sport Klaus Allofs stated with legendary Teutonic wit:
“It is possible that there is now a bit of movement in the issue. But I am not running backwards and forwards to the fax machine or getting sweaty palms when I check my emails to see if maybe an offer has arrived.”
This apathy towards the possibility of losing his star player is confusing, but the payoff from such a hefty transfer could be huge, as Werder Bremen look to mount another title challenge for the Bundesliga season – not such a Bayern Munich dominated affair as in previous years.
However, although talks of Ozil moving to Barcelona are presently premature (with an array of established talent), the potential openings with the world’s greatest are too good to resist. It widely agreed however, that Ozil will not be going to Champions League contenders Tottenham or Manchester United, as Chelsea look to be the only other front-runner as suitors for the world’s most wanted.
The reasons for this spurning are unknown, but the label of “Champions of England” could be too much to resist. Furthermore, he is young of years, and in an aging squad, the injection of pace from midfield into Chelsea’s game-play could be the difference between retaining the title and losing it to a rival.
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