Barcelona have reportedly made tentative overtures to Arsenal and Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil’s agent according reports from Spain.
Ozil’s future could very well turn out to be next summer’s big transfer saga as the Catalans Barcelona are believed to be shaping up to be one of the clubs in the running for the Germany international who is reported to be looking for a change of scenery. But Arsenal are very unlikely to bow down to any possible suitors for their star player who is having a tremendous season in North London as they have now been prompted to offer midfielder a contract extension.
The ex-Real Madrid star penned a deal to remain at the Emirates until June 2018 and a two-year extension is currently on the table. However, Özil is not keen on committing his future to the Gunners, something that he’s said to have made clear to the club according to Marca.
Barcelona are likely to face quite a struggle to secure the services of the man whom the British press have labelled “the assists-king” as several of Europe’s heavyweights will be looking to improve the spines of their sides this summer.
Factually, Barcelona are in greater need of a centre-back and a forward, which is where a large proportion of the transfer kitty looks to be destined. In view of the club’s financial plight, the money available to spend on new additions won’t be a significant amount, and the key to any arrivals will hinge on the success in selling players on.