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Ozil Rejects Premiership Giants To Stay In Germany


By Football Talk.

Germany World Cup star Mesut Ozil is set to disappoint several Premier League clubs after doing a u-turn on his future and will now stay at Werder Bremen and see out the remaining year of his contract.

Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United have all been linked with the 21-year-old creative midfielder in recent weeks with bids of £20m being lined up. The player was quoted last week as describing Chelsea and United as the type of team he would like to play for. It seemed certain Ozil would leave Bremen after he made it clear he had no intention of signing a contract extension but now both parties are happy for him to run down his contract which expires in 2011.

“Bremen want me to fulfill my contract and so do I,” Ozil told the Bild. “I have always said that I want to fulfill my contract, for me that is the natural thing to do.”



  1. Andrew

    July 12, 2010 at 9:41 am


    “We have to feel very proud of each of the members of this squad, from the first to the last.” Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas came on in the second half of normal time to give Spain extra impetus and it was his pass which created Iniesta’s goal.

    “It’s a great moment for me and for everyone Spanish, the players, the people. We are all very proud of this,” he said.

    “We never thought we could make it and this is something special. When I came on, I was fired up.

    “It is has been a difficult tournament for me and I didn’t get to play so much.

    “Something inside me was telling me this was my chance. All my family wanted to come and be part of this, I had my chance and I am just very proud to be part of this.

    “It has been a hard season, but now it doesn’t matter at all. This is one of the best moments of my life. “Today we are living the dream.” But there was also a tinge of sadness for Fabregas as he had to console club team-mate and Dutch forward Robin van Persie.

    “The first thing I had to do after the final whistle was go to Robin. Instead of celebrating with my friends, I wanted to talk to Robin, because I felt he deserved this as well.

    “He has been injured a lot and if it wasn’t us he was playing against, it would have been different.

    “But as happy as I was, I was also sad for him. He deserved it as well. He just told me congratulations and to enjoy the moment.

    “I hope he has has his chance again, because he is a great guy and a great leader.

    “He has been really unlucky with injuries and I hope he can have his moment in four years or two years.” However, Fabregas believes Van Persie may have to wait longer given the next generation of talent coming off the Spanish production line.

    “We have great players who are coming through and Spanish football is just growing,” he added.

    “This is the best thing which can happen to a football player. You can’t win something bigger.” As for where he will be playing next season, Barcelona target Fabregas was ambiguous.

    “All I can say is that this is for all the Arsenal players and fans, they are a world-class club. I am an Arsenal player and I am proud to be.”

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  3. JamaicanGunner

    July 12, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    He will be the most wanted midfielder next season. Hope Arsenal swoop for him first!!!

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