Mesut Ozil could be set for a return to the Spanish capital this summer according to a report in the Sun which said that Atletico Madrid have contacted the German international about a potential move.
The key point to that move is that it would happen in the summer when Ozil’s contract with Arsenal has expired rather than in January, thus allowing Diego Simeone’s side to sign the playmaker for free.
Ozil has stalled on signing a new contract with the Gunners and is reported to want up to £330,000-a-week to stay at the club. Atletico meanwhile are willing to pay him £200,000-a-week but if they were able to get him in the summer they would be able to pay him a substantial signing on fee.
A return to Spain would seem like a good move for Ozil who, despite 33 goals and 44 assists in his time at Arsenal, has divided opinion with many fans accusing the World Cup winner of going missing in big games and not working hard enough.
Normally these are not traits you would associate with Simeone’s players but Ozil has plenty of other qualities that make him a very valuable player for any side and the Argentine coach will be keen to add to his attacking ranks if Saul Nuguez and Antoine Griezmann move on, as expected, next summer.
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