Reunion Hint? Mourinho Responds To Ozil Transfer Question

Mesut Ozil of Germany (L) runs past coach Jose Mourinho during their training session.

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With a contract extension deal still not approved, Mesut Ozil’s future at the Emirates remains massively sceptical, and it is safe to assume that the decorated playmaker will leave in the winter or summer window.

The prevailing contract is set to expire by the end of this year’s campaign, and Manchester United gaffer Jose Mourinho purportedly refuses to completely rule out a move for the German.

Despite the attempts made by the Gunners to pin down Ozil and Alexis Sanchez on multiple occasions, the duo has resisted each one of them.

While the Chilean’s future is inconspicuous, the 2014 World Cup winner might reunite with Mourinho at Old Trafford. They share a chemistry with each other, having operated together at Real Madrid, which facilitates the move.

When inquired explicitly whether he would contemplate swooping the German playmaker as a free agent, the Portuguese tactician grinned, refusing to comment, but only after pointing out that players in his position have the right to run down their contracts and seek fresh challenges elsewhere.

“That’s football,” Mourinho said of Ozil’s current situation. “Marouane Fellaini [the United midfielder, whose contract also expires next summer] finishes his contract. There are other players in Europe, important players in other teams, they finish their contract.

“Sometimes, players, they decide to go in this direction, which is a right that they have. They gamble, because imagine if one of these players has a big injury. Then probably next season he is without a club, but players have the right to do that.

“I don’t blame the clubs. The clubs they try, but the players have the right to go into this situation and in the end many times, it’s good for them.

“Sometimes they go on a free transfer and can get huge salaries. Other times, the clubs to keep them, they make extra effort and offer very high salaries,” he further added.

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Written by Hritwik NE 

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