Mesut Ozil gives Manchester United hope after dissent in Madrid

by Tom Parker

The future of Mesut Ozil has been thrown into further doubt after the playmaker reacted angrily to being subbed off in Real Madrid’s 1-0 victory against Granada.

The playmaker was withdrawn in the 65th minute of the contest and Ozil trudged off of the pitch in slow motion, tearing off his wristband before walking straight down the tunnel rather than sitting on the bench.

The German international has been an almost permanent fixture for Los Blancos since a move from Werder Bremen in 2010 but his role is set to be marginalised in the coming season now that Madrid have strengthened their attacking options.

Spanish journalist Graham Hunter confirmed that Ozil was more than a little aggrieved by the threat to his position in the starting eleven posed by Isco and potentially Gareth Bale. Hunter also confirmed the players father had been actively seeking to place him in the Premier League.

Ozil could be an alternative to David Moyes having missed out on Cesc Fabregas with AS reporting he is keen on a move to Manchester in a year where first team football is essential ahead of the World Cup.

Reports have claimed that United will bid around £38 million for Ozil but Spanish publication AS reported that the 24-year-old’s wage demands of around €7 million could scupper any potential deal. With Moyes keen to leave his mark on the current side, this is a deal which certainly shouldn’t be discounted completely with Ozil seemingly available and unsettled as well as the fact that United are likely to be be active in the transfer window as it heads into its final week.

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