Reports have suggested that Real Madrid want to tie the German star down to a six year contract.
Mesut Ozil has cooled talk about signing a new contract at Real Madrid saying that he feels that he doesn’t need to sign a new deal with the club anytime soon, Goal.com reports.
The German midfielder has become a key player for Los Blancos ever since he arrived at the Bernabeu following some excellent performances for Germany in the 2010 World Cup.
While Ozil is very happy with life in the Spanish capital, he has no intentions to sign a contract extension at this stage, preferring to keep his options open for the future.
“It’s nice that Madrid want to renew,” he told Sport Bild. “It makes me happy because it is a sign of trust in my performances.
“But, at the moment, there is nothing decided and there is no pressure. Of course I can imagine finishing my career at Madrid. But I can also imagine doing something completely different at some point.”
Madrid recently changed their manager, with Carlo Ancelotti replacing Jose Mourinho at the Bernabeu and many believe that Ozil’s decision not to pursue a new contract at Madrid is because of his unhappiness that the Portuguese coach left.
Ozil had a strong relationship with Mourinho during the Portuguese manager’s time at the club but the midfielder hopes that under Ancelotti he will continue to play an important role in the first team.