There really is little/no news today but this little peice from The Daily Mail caught my eye…
Football writer Chris Wheeler has taken to writing yet another ‘story’ about Mesut Ozil and his move to Arsenal.
According to him, our midfield genius could still have moved to Manchester United just hours before the transfer window closed on the last day of the transfer window, despite a deal having been agreed with Arsenal and a medical passed.
Here’s the contents of the article:
The Ozil drama came at the end of a chaotic window for United and their new manager David Moyes in which the Premier League champions tried and failed with a scattergun approach to signing some of Europe’s top midfielders.
However, a genuine mandate signed by him was presented to the club in mid-August but United decided not to go ahead with the deal after taking 48 hours to consider the offer.
It is understood that Moyes was looking for a midfield general and was not convinced that Ozil’s style fitted the type of domineering player he needed.
It has emerged, however, that there was interest from Real in reviving the Ozil deal until late on deadline day.
Even though he had passed a medical for Arsenal while on international duty in Munich and flown to London to complete the transfer, Real were prepared to do a deal with United as late as 8pm with Ozil understood to prefer a move to Old Trafford.
However, contrary to reports today, although United considered the offer they did not attempt to hijack his move to Arsenal with a late bid.
What exactly does the although mean by ‘it’s emerged’ and ‘it’s understood Ozil preferred to move to Old Trafford’?
That kind of talk happen a lot on football websites everywhere when fans profess to be in the know about certain goings on within the game, yet seldom do those things turn out to factual. Are these football writers any different, do they actually know that what they write is true or do they just write things as they see it?
I’m sure this saga will rumble on, especially as Mesut Ozil has made such a huge impact on our seasons beginning and the red side of Manchester suffer with their own form. We all know most journalists/pundits really dislike to see us do well.
But as the tales, which appear to have very little substance of truth to them continue, it’s no wonder Mesut Ozil’s father and advisor Mustafa is taking legal action against an agent over what he claims is a forged mandate offering the Germany international to United on August 7.
I have also read he is considering suing the newspapers who continue to write articles about his son which are not factual.
Who could blame him if he did?
Mesut Ozil was on target for Germany in their 3-0 victory over the ROI, Giroud scored twice for France in their 6-0 thrashing of Australia and Nicklas Bendtner nabbed two goals for Denmark, but they weren’t enough to see off an Italy side who grabbed an equaliser right at the end.
Jack made an appearance from the bench in Englands 4-1 victory over Montenegro and Ramsey played his part in the 1-0 victory for Wales.
Think that’s about it for today, have a good one all…..
That’s it for today, have a good one…