It’s the final day of the transfer window in Spain and Barcelona are desperate to add to the squad before the window shut this Friday night with Arsenal Mesut Ozil on their raider according to report in Spain.
Spanish radio station Cope has served up a brand new rumor for us all as Barcelona will turn to Arsenal’s playmaker Ozil as an alternative to Philippe Coutinho who looks destined to remain at Anfield, despite handing in a transfer request.
The report states Gunners want €60 million for the 28-year-old world cup winner who is in his final year of his contract at Emirate and yet to extend his current deal.
The former Real Madrid man who has been rumor he set to depart North London all summer, but there is no concrete bid for his services, despite him coming to the end of his Arsenal contract.
Ozil frequently comes in for criticism at Arsenal for a perceived lack of effort and was branded a “liability” by Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard after the Gunners’recent 1-0 defeat to Stoke City.
How much truth there is in the rumor remains to be seen, although any possible move is bound to be complicated by the fact that Ozil is currently on international duty with Germany who faces the Czech Republic in World Cup qualifying tonight.