MESUT OZIL is in ‘advanced’ negotiations with DC United over a move to MLS, according to reports.
The German is out-of-favour in North London, having not played since March.
Ozil could finally be on his way out of North LondonCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Ozil is free to speak to clubs abroad, now that he is in the last six months of his contract.
And according to football.london, DC United have offered the 32-year-old an ‘attractive’ package to join the club, with negotiations at an ‘advanced stage’.
The deal would include an expansion of the Gunners midfielder’s M10 brand around the States.
And Ozil’s ’39 Steps Coffee’ would also be distributed around their Audi Field Stadium.
The American side, where Wayne Rooney starred for two years, are convinced that the German can be the ‘face of their club’ moving forward.
They also plan to release a full Ozil merchandise line.
Arsenal’s former talisman hasn’t played in ten months, having been frozen out by boss Mikel Arteta.
Ozil failed to make the Spaniard’s 25-man Premier League or Europa League squads, but remains a vocal cheerleader for his team-mates on social media.
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Ozil, 32, has found himself on the periphery at ArsenalCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Most recently, he heaped praise on his youthful successor in the No10 position Emile Smith Rowe.
He wrote: “Nice game my boys! Great spirit – 3 wins in a row.
“Team looks good with a No10 like Emile Smith Rowe – the difference maker.”
When asked about the situation recently, Arteta, 38, was non-committal in his response.
He said: “We will see what happens in the transfer window and we will assess at the end of that.
“You have to respect the players’ contracts.
“You can just try to be open with them, tell them your intentions, the role that they have in the team and why that is.”
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The German is not favoured by former team-mate Mikel ArtetaCredit: PA:Press Association