Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil has demanded a bizarre clause or rather say condition to sign a new deal at the Arsenal, according to sources. Reports say that the German has demanded to acquire the number 10 shirt to extend his time at the Emirates.
Ozil’s current contract expires at the end of the season and so far the extension talks haven’t been fruitful. There had been potentially a massive wage hike that was offered but the German denied that and decided to hold his talks. There also has been speculations that he wants to make a move to Manchester United and reunite with his former boss Jose Mourinho.
But Metro reports that Ozil now wants to have Wilshere’s number 10 shirt and that may make him penning a new deal at North London. He already has acquired the number 10 for Germany after Podolski’s retirement and wants the same at Arsenal.
Ozil reportedly wants number 10 shirt to consider a deal at Arsenal
Ozil’s brand is based around the ’10’ shirt and he has repeatedly spoken about how much he’d like the shirt at the Emirates. The playmaker was said to be disappointed that the shirt was not made free when WIlshere joined Bournemouth on a season-long loan last season.
United are confident that they will able to lure him away from the Emirates. Manchester United are monitoring his situation with a view to a potential move.
He wears number 10 for Germany now
United supposedly believe they can land him with a £10million signing-on fee in order for him to make the switch. The German midfield schemer currently takes home £150,000 a week and will be having a huge pay rise at Old Trafford.
Also getting a number 10 shirt is more realistic as Zlatan Ibrahimovic is expected to move on at the end of the season.
Arsenal have further troubles as Alexis Sanchez is also poised to make a move away next summer, but things can be more difficult if both the players leave in January.