Thursday, 15 July 2010

Werder Take U-Turn Over Ozil Transfer


July 09, 2010 - Atteridgeville, South Africa - epa02242496 German national soccer team forward Mesut Oezil performs during his team's training session at the Super Stadium in Atteridgeville near Pretoria, South Africa, 09 July 2010. Germany will face Uruguay in the FIFA 2010 World Cup third place soccer match on July 10 in Port Elizabeth.Werder Bremen have admitted that they could yet sell Mesut Oezil this summer, despite previously ruling out any transfer.

Clubs such as Real Madrid, Chelsea and Juventus are all closely monitoring the situation of  playmaker, following his superb performances for
Germany at the 2010 World Cup. 

The Bundesliga outfit had made it clear that they were determined to hold on to their star player, by stating that Oezil was not for sale at any price. However, general director Klaus Allofs has now seemingly had second thoughts, revealing that the 21-year-old could leave the Hanseaten after all.

"We're keen to hold on to Mesut for a couple more seasons and we want him to sign a new deal with us," Allofs was quoted as saying by 

"However, if that turns out to be impossible, we might have to look at other solutions."

Oezil's current contract with Werder runs until June 2011, but the Bundesliga outfit could cash in on the gifted midfielder this summer if an offer in the region of £17 million comes in.

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