Josep Pedrerol, a presenter on Spanish football TV programme Punto Pelota, claims that the deal hinges on the completion of Gareth Bale’s transfer from Tottenham Hotspur.
“We have already reported that Real Madrid in the next ten days will receive a range of 45 to 50 million for a major player,” he said. “The offer is now coming Thursday or Friday. It is a top player who wants to be there at the World Cup. He thinks that his position is in danger due to the transfer of Bale and that he secures his World Cup participation with his move.”
Ozil will be competing for starting places with the likes of Luka Modric, Cristiano Ronaldo, Isco, Illaramendi, Angel Di maria and Xabi Alonso when he recovers from his injury.
Ozil is worried that with the recent arrival of Isco, that there are too many players vying for limited slots in Madrids starting line-up. He wants regular game time to cement his place in the German team for next summers World Cup. 'The Star' reports that Manchester United is his favoured destination. He was also prodded by manager Carlo Ancelotti after Real Madrid’s opening game of the season against Real Betis.
“Between defense and midfield we have a big hole,” he said. “If we want to play good football, players like Isco and Ozil must also do defensive work.”