Old Trafford boss has German hot shot in his sights.
SIR Alex Ferguson is ready to make a £25million swoop for Germany’s Mesut Ozil after Wesley Sneijder announced he wants to stay with Inter Milan.
Manchester United boss Ferguson is looking for a playmaker to replace veteran Paul Scholes, who has suggested next season could be his last.
Ozil fits the bill with his superb skill, passing ability and shooting power. Ferguson was tracking Ozil, 21, before his World Cup exploits for Germany shot him to prominence.
Werder Bremen are resigned to losing Ozil, who has a year left on his contract, with the player tempted by a move to the Premier League.
“I want to win trophies and there are two clubs in England, United and Chelsea, who win trophies,” he said.
The £25m-rated Sneijder rejected the money-spinning interest of United to pledge his future to Inter.
Joint top scorer in South Africa with five goals, Sneijder will open new contract talks with Inter president Massimo Moratti, after bidding for an unprecedented haul against Spain in the World Cup final. (Express)
If at first you don’t succeed. Mesut Ozil is a fantastic prospect who has already proven just what he is capable of. He is also not playing for the most glamorous of clubs and apparently has just one year of his contract left to play out so is very much a target of Europe’s elite.
The 21 year old would be a great addition to the Old Trafford line up and would add more creativity to the Man United’s side and could also be a useful source of goals from midfield, something they don’t get a lot of.
Clearly Sir Alex will be going up against a myriad of other members of Europe’s elite but could well tempt the playmaker to the club and who knows, maybe he could be the ‘Next Cantona’?