The midfielder’s contract is set to expire at the end of the season. Spalletti would love to close this deal
OZIL ARSENAL INTER / Yesterday, Calciomercato.it highlighted a massive list of free-agent players in 2018. Mesut Özil was included in that list! European top clubs are always chasing great stars to strengthen their rosters and if they can get a deal they would be happy to do so. In this case, Özil is on the market. Arsenal is proposing a contract renewal to its midfielder but an agreement has not been reached yet. There's room for hope for all those teams in need of a super talent in midfield.
Reportedly, Inter is chasing the player. The contract of the Germany International is set to expire on June 30, 2018, and the Nerazzurri could be a suitable destination for Özil. Luciano Spalletti could play him as a 'trequartista', a particular position where only talented players with a great creativity can perform well. Mesut fits properly in this category.
Inter and Barcelona on Mesut Özil. Arsenal hopes to cash in something
Although the club of Milan is monitoring the situation, Inter's Sporting Director Ausilio will have to face a fierce competition. Several other clubs are interested in Mesut Özil as well. Reportedly, Barcelona seems to be almost in agreement with the player. The Blaugrana need another great star after having lost Neymar Jr. who moved to PSG last summer. Valverde would love to play Özil in his midfield, a player that could also be Iniesta's heir when the Spanish super champion will retire.
Mesut Özil made 10 appearances with Arsenal so far. He scored only one goal and six assists in the current Premier League campaign. The transfer value of the 29-year-old is €34 million. However, due to the imminent expiration of his agreement with the 'Gunners', he could also move out from the U.K. in January. Inter and Barcelona could decide to pursue the player now in order to not start a salary bidding war during the summer.