Real Madrid sign Mesut Ozil from Werder Bremen
Real Madrid have confirmed the signing of Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil from Werder Bremen for a fee believed to be in the region of £12.4m.
The 21-year-old playmaker was linked with a move away from the Bundesliga after some eye-catching performances for Germany at the World Cup.
Ozil will undergo a medical at the Bernabeu on Wednesday before joining up with Jose Mourinho’s side ahead of the new Spanish season.
A statement posted on Real Madrid’s website read: “His unique touch, unmatched individual technique, excellent ball control and deadly last pass make the German midfielder one of the brightest up-and-coming stars in European football.”
“We respect that Mesut wants to go and take the next step in his career,” added Werder Bremen’s director of sport Klaus Allofs.
Ozil scored 11 goals in 46 appearances for Werder Bremen last season and made the shortlist for player of the tournament after sparkling for Germany in South Africa.