Germany wizard Ozil eyes United
German World Cup wizard Mesut Ozil reckons he would be just the trick for Manchester United. Reds boss Sir Alex Ferguson watched the Werder Bremen ace (below) in the Bundesliga last year even before the midfield man's form in South Africa upped his profile. The 21-year-old Ozil has shot to higher prominence with his influence on Joachim Loew's young team. And the playmaker, of Turkish descent, is now keen to chase trophies in England. The World Cup is all that matters at the moment. When I get back we can think about my future, but for now it's not something I want to give a lot of thought to, he said. To the top players the Premier League is attractive. You look at what United and Chelsea have achieved over the last five years and you see it would be easy to be successful at two clubs like that. I see what Michael Ballack achieved at Chelsea and the quality of players he played with and the temptation becomes obvious. Trophies are what matters to me. There are two teams in England always at the top and of course that's attractive. But the same is true for La Liga. They're the strongest leagues in the world. Werder Bremen are reluctant sellers, but admit that a bid of around £25m would be too tempting to turn down. Ozil would certainly tick the boxes for Fergie as an engine-room influence in the Paul Scholes mould. Scholes has been handed a new 12-month contract but has suggested the new season is likely to be his swansong as a player and the German would fit the bill as one of a new young generation. Should United splash out on Ozil? Have your say.
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