Bayern Munich prepare £60m offer for Arsenal star: Arsene Wenger may struggle to retain world-class playmakerPublished October 19, 2016
Bayern Munich have set their sights on signing Arsenal star Mesut Ozil next summer with the Allianz Arena side confident they can lure the German international back to the Bundesliga.
The 28-year-old is a firm fan favourite at the Emirates Stadium but having failed to secure major silverware with the North London side it’s entirely likely that the World Cup winner could be tempted by a move to join the Bavarian giants.
Ozil is now into his fourth season at Arsenal and has proven a consistently effective member of Arsene Wenger’s starting eleven and the Arsenal boss will hope his side can end their lengthy Premier League title drought this term and have started the 2016/17 campaign brightly.
Arsenal are now level on points with top of the table Man City and long suffering Gunners fans will hope their side can keep up the pressure on the big-spending Etihad Stadium side.
Ozil finished last season as the Premier League’s leading assist-maker, racking up 19, some six ahead of his nearest challenger Christian Eriksen.
Newly appointed Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti is keen on Ozil and the club’s board have sanctioned an offer of around £60m for the former Werder Bremen man and though the Italian sold the player to Arsenal during his time at the Bernebeu the experienced manager still actively courts the creative midfielder.
The likes of Xabi Alonso, Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben, at 34, 33 and 32 years of age respectively, are all nearing the end of their glittering careers and whilst Bayern Munich have a number of youthful midfield and wide-attacking stars on their books, such as Renato Sanches and Joshua Kimmich, Ancelotti has his sights set on players reaching their peak and Ozil fits the bill perfectly.
Arsene Wenger is likely to fight tooth and nail to keep hold of Ozil but should the 2016/17 season end without a major trophy then the French boss will struggle to prevent his star player’s head being turned by a move to Bayern Munich.