Ozil seeks Madrid move
Mesut Ozil is hopeful of a move to the Primera Liga after learning that Real Madrid are interested.
By Razwan Mirza
Last Updated: 15/08/10 11:35am
World Cup star Mesut Ozil is hopeful of a move to the Primera Liga after learning that Real Madrid are interested in his services.
The Werder Bremen schemer has only 12 months to run on his current deal with the Weserstadion club after recently turning down a new contract offer.
The 21-year-old produced his best form for Germany during the World Cup finals where he was nominated for the Golden Ball after a string of impressive displays.
The north German club are likely to consider offers for him this summer, rather than risk losing him on a free transfer next year, but they have already turned down an offer from Real.
Ozil has also been linked with a move to Premier League giants Manchester United, but he now has his heart set on a move to Spain.
"When you have such an opportunity like this, then you want to take it," he said after his side's 4-0 win over Ahlen in the DFB-Pokal on Saturday.
"It is any footballer's dream to play for the biggest teams in Europe."
The attacking midfielder found out about Real's offer on television on Friday night and he is disappointed with his club for not informing him, even though they rejected it out of hand.
"I was very sad about that," he said.
"I have said that to (director of sport) Mr (Klaus) Allofs."