Mesut Ozil’s advice for Germany team-mates linked with Liverpool, Man United
Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil talks up a move to the Premier League for his Germany team-mates
Mesut Ozil says he would urge any of his Germany team-mates to make the move to the Premier League this summer.
Arsenal and Liverpool have been heavily linked with a move for out-of-favour Bayern Munich forward Mario Gotze this summer, although Jurgen Klopp has failed thus far to sign his former Borussia Dortmund star.
Manchester City and Manchester United, meanwhile, have been linked with a £40m offers for 20-year-old Germany and Schalke talent Leroy Sane in the summer transfer window.
Ozil joined Arsenal in a club record £42.5m deal from La Liga giants Real Madrid in 2013 and the Germany playmaker has won two FA Cup crowns during his time at The Emirates.
The Gunners star insists that any of his Germany team-mates considering a move to the Premier League should take a chance and complete a move to the English top flight.
“Definitively. It was always my goal to prove myself at the big clubs abroad. And I only have positive things to say about Premier League if somebody wants to move abroad,” Ozil told Sports Bild.
“The league is very interesting, very balanced: The best example being Leicester winning the title. It’s just a lot of fun to play football in England. Indeed, it’s extremely exhausting, but you can relish it.
“If a national team player asks me what it’s like in England, I reply: ‘If you have the opportunity, do it!’ If I were to make the decision to go abroad again, I would definitely do it just like I did it.”
Ozil was named in Facebook’s Premier League team of the year after he scored six times and made 12 assists last season.