Real Madrid Confirm Mesut Ozil Signing for £12.5m: Werder Bremen Playmaker Moves to the Bernabeu

Youngster on his way to La Liga giants.

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Real Madrid have announced that they have agreed a deal with Werder Bremen for rising star Mesut Ozil subject to a medical.

The 21-year-old shot to fame with Germany at this summer’s World Cup and Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson admitted his interest in the playmaker.

However, Ferguson has been beaten to the signature by old rival Jose Mourinho, who is now in charge at Real, after an undisclosed fee was agreed.

Bremen rejected an initial bid of under £10million from Real, much to the disappointment of Ozil, but it was then reported in Spain on Monday that an £11.5m fee was all but agreed.

Real have now confirmed the deal, with a short statement on their website reading: “Real Madrid and Werder Bremen have reached an agreement for the transfer of Mesut Ozil.” (Sky Sports)

It’s been reported that a fee nearer to £12.5m has been agreed between the two clubs and Mesut Ozil’s long protracted move away from the Bundesliga is complete. The likes of Barcelona, Manchester United and Chelsea were all reportedly very close to signing the German international at one stage or another but Jose Mourinho bided his time and struck a deal to bring the 21 year old to the Bernabeu.

The signing is the latest of a series of new young Galaticos the Real boss has completed since his arrival in late May, having already brought in Angel Di Maria, Sergio Canales, Sami Khedira and Pedro Leon.

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