Mesut Ozil’s boyhood club Rot-Weiss Essen want to see him move away from Arsenal this summer in a bid to raise funds for improvements to their youth academy, with the clubs chairman hoping the star midfielder will be courted by the likes of PSG, Bayern Munich and AC Milan (via the Evening Standard ).
RWE received a whopping €750,000 when the Germany World Cup winner joined Arsenal from Real Madrid in 2013 for €50 million, and the German fourth-tier outfit are hoping they can rake in similar amounts of cash to pay investors back in the near future.
The club where Ozil began his career as a youngster have this week taken action with a crowd sourcing campaign that promised to pay investors back with waterfall payments from future transfers involving the star midfielder.
It seems RWE chairman Michael Welling even has the Germany stars career all mapped out!
“We say that for the personal development of Mesut it’s very important that he lives a year or two in Paris,” Welling jokingly told the Evening Standard . “He needs to see the art, to experience the French lifestyle and bring his World Cup experience to PSG.
“Mesut has to be in Paris for at least a year. Of course he’ll have to go on to Italy, AC Milan would be great. I’m pretty sure Bayern Munich would be a very good target for Mesut after Serie A.
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“He’s said he wants to play in Istanbul and then, as you know, America is the place to develop your brand, and Mesut is a brand. After that, well China is paying a lot for players, isn’t it?”
Luckily for Arsenal, there are no signs of a departure for the playmaker this summer. Ozil is undeniably one of the best No.10’s in the game and his stock has risen after a strong showing for the Gunners last season. He will easily command a big transfer fee when the time does come to move on, with a move to Turkey a probability for the twilight years of his career. So you can see why RWE are banking on future payments, however they are going to have to wait awhile!