FC Barcelona are struggling to adapt to life without Xavi in midfield and with Andres Iniesta not getting any younger Barca need a midfield maestro to pull their string, and as per the Daily Mirror, the Catalan superclub have put Arsenal’s dsgruntled superstar Mesut Ozil on their summer transfer wish list.
German international Mesut Ozil has just 18 months left to serve out his current Arsenal contract, and is yet to agree terms with the London club for a new one. Ozil is already the club’s highest paid player with a salary of £180,000-a-week, but he is said to want more than £250,000-a-week and has demanded clarity on head coach Wenger’s future before he makes a decision.
With Arsenal unwilling to pay such high salaries, and with Arsene Wenger’s future uncertain, this has put off Ozil from putting pen to paper, and in the process has attracted attention from across Europe. The failings of Barcelona’s current midfield are well documented, and needs no reiteration here, and Mesut Ozil amazing passing game would be a perfect fit for the Blaugrana
If Arsenal do not show the necessary indications that they are willing to match up to Ozil’s ambitions (and salary demands), it may very well be likely that he will not sign a new deal. In such a scenario, Arsenal would be well advised to sell him in the next transfer market and get the windfall such a move would guarantee rather than hold onto him for a year longer and see him walk out on a free.
As far as Barcelona are concerned, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar Jr. will all no doubt enjoy playing with the consummate footballers’ football that is Mesut Ozil.