Jurgen Klopp stunned by Mesut Ozil’s ‘incredible’ transfer to Arsenal
Jurgen Klopp has revealed his surprise at Mesut Ozil's big-money move to Arsenal following playmaker's £42.5m transfer
Jurgen Klopp has revealed his surprise at Mesut Ozil’s big-money move to Arsenal and labelled Premier League clubs’ spending as “insane”.
The 24-year-old sealed a £42.5m switch to north London on transfer deadline day, with the Germany international penning a five-year deal with the Gunners.
And the Borussia Dortmund boss, whose side will face Arsenal in the Champions League group stage, was stunned by Ozil’s last-minute move to the Premier League.
“The transfer of Ozil is incredible,” Klopp told Bild. “That doesn’t happen often, €50m (£42.5m) on the last day.
“Mesut is a grenade. Nobody knows why he was sold, maybe Real needed money.
“But it’s insane what happens in England. 80 per cent of the players, for whom the clubs spent €700m (£600m), I don’t even know.”