Breaking News: Mesut Ozil set to join MLS outfit DC United
Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil is set to join Major League Soccer (MLS) outfit DC United after agreeing on wages and overall contract.
Ozil hasn’t kicked a ball in Arsenal colours since March 2020 when the 2019/2020 English Premier League season was paused due to lockdown. His last appearance for Mikel Arteta’s side was on March 7 in a 1-0 victory over rivals West Ham united.
Despite vowing to stay at Arsenal and “fight” for his position, the retired Germany midfielder has made a U-turn on his stance to fight for his position. DC United has managed to lure him away from Arsenal on a free transfer
Savannanews understands that DC United has offered a lucrative package for the 32-year-old in wages and proposed business expansion
Mesut Ozil’s DC United Contract Details
- Wages £350,000 per week
- Merchandise Line
- Face of DC United
- Expansion of Mesut Ozil 39 Steps Coffee Brand in Audi Field Stadium
According to DC United executive Sam Porter who was influential in bringing Wayne Roone to the club from Everton in 2018, the Mesut Ozil deal is yet to be finalised but there is “optimism” from both parties.
Sam Porter is understood to be a close friend of Ozil’s agent Dr Erkut Sogut.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta remains num over Mesut Ozil’s contract situation, facing media after his team thrashed West Brom 4-0 on the road, Arteta revealed that he is looking to offload some players to shrink the squad size.
“Our squad is still huge, we are looking to offload some players to create room for transfer ins, there are departments where we have more than enough players than others.”
When asked on the Ozil contract update, the Gunners coach said we “ will monitor all players and consider having others back in the team”
Ozil became the club’s record signing when the Gunners parted with £42.5million to bring him to north London in 2013.
He notched 54 assists in his seven years at Arsenal – with 19 of them coming in a stellar 2015/16 season – and was an integral part of the Arsene Wenger side that won three FA Cup trophies in four seasons.