‘Mesut Ozil Is A Serious Target For Barcelona, They Will Bid £30m’

By on April 24, 2014

A so-called Spanish football ‘expert’ has told talkSPORT this morning that Mesut Ozil is a ‘serious’ target for Barcelona and the Catalans will make a bid of around £30m for the playmaker this summer.

Ozil has come under an absurd amount of criticism following his £42.5m move from Real Madrid in the summer, with several newspapers targetting him for rough treatment at any given opportunity.

While the 25-year-old has been labelled a ‘flop’ by many, it seems he can’t be that bad a player as Barcelona’s own TV station have reported that the Spanish giants want to buy the German international this summer after having their transfer ban suspended.

Spanish pundit, Paul Breen-Turner, was on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT this morning where he claimed that Ozil came close to moving to the Nou Camp in 2011 and believes Barca will try their luck again with a £30m bid at the end of the season:

“There are reports from Spain that Barcelona will make a move for Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil,”

“He was close to joining them in 2011. Ozil is a very serious target for Barcelona and they will make a move.

“They’re talking about a figure of £30million, although I can’t quite believe Arsenal would even consider.”

It wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest if Barcelona want Ozil because, contrary to what the British media would have you believe, he’s still one of the best players in the world.

However, I’m not getting too worried just yet. Mesut seems content in London, has a contract with Arsenal until 2018 and we certainly wouldn’t even consider selling him for £30m, so this is a non-story for me.



  1. Harry Barracuda

    April 24, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Which red top rubbish paper printed this bollocks then?

    AS or MARCA?

  2. ben

    April 24, 2014 at 11:12 am

    it is entirely irrelevant whether this rumour is true or not.
    Wenger rates Ozil very highly even stating he will push for prem player of the year next season so why would he consider selling him for a loss – He wont!
    Ozil is world class with more assists than any player in Europe over the last 5 years

    Im sure Wenger would want to sign Messi but I cant see barca letting him go either.. lol

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