Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly ready to make a shock bid for a superstar playing in the Premier League.
According to the Daily Mirror, the Portuguese tactician has identified Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil has a transfer target ahead of next season.
The German, along with teammate Alexis Sanchez, has been tipped to move on from the Gunners in the next transfer window.
The 2014 FIFA World Cup winner played under Mourinho at Real Madrid, although that is also where they had a fallout, as Ozil revealed in his recently released autobiography.
Arsenal could be forced to sell the playmaker in the next window if he refuses to renew his contract with them, as he could then leave for free in 2018.
The player will reportedly make a decision on his future once he finds out whether or not Arsene Wenger is staying at the Gunners.
Many fans and pundits believe United need few more star players for them to compete for the Premier League title.
Ozil has scored 30 times and assisted a further 54 strikes in 150 matches for Arsenal.
The 20 fastest players in Premier League
English football is distinguished by the verticality of its transitions, speed being a daily element of a Premier League that attracts attention by the rhythm of the competition.
According to ‘talkSport’, here are the 20 fastest players in the Premier League:According to ‘talkSport’, here are the 20 fastest players in the Premier League:
1. Leroy Sané, Manchester City (35,48 km/h)
2. Jamie Vardy, Leicester City (35,44 km/h)
3. Patrick Van Aanholt, Crystal Palace (35,42 km/h)
4. Anthony Martial, Manchester United (35,34 km/h)
5. Moussa Sissoko, Newcastle (35,33 km/h)
6. Shane Long, Southampton (35,31 km/h)
7. Carl Jenkinson, West Ham (35,31 km/h)
8. Modou Barrow, Swansea (35,28 km/h)
9. Jeffrey Schlupp, Leicester City (35,26 km/h)
10. Kyle Walker, Manchester City (35,23 km/h)
11. Lamine Koné, Sunderland (35,23 km/h)
12. Marcus Rashford, Manchester United (35,21 km/h)
13. Matt Phillips, WBA (35.2 km/h)
14. Antonio Rüdiger, Chelsea (35,19 km/h)
15. Lynden Gooch, Sunderland (35,19 km/h)
16. Brad Smith, Bournemouth (35,19 km/h)
17. Leandro Bacuna, Aston Villa (35,17 km/h)
18. Wilfried Zaha, Crystal Palace (35,16 km/h)
19. Paul Dummett, Newcastle (35,15 km/h)
20. Divock Origi, Liverpool (35,15 km/h)
Wenger: Iwobi is a pleasure to work with… the boy loves football
Arsene Wenger, Arsenal FC manager, has praised the Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi over the improvement in his game.
He said the Nigerian striker’s love of football makes him a “pleasure to work with”.
Wenger said Iwobi, who scored the goal that qualified Nigeria for the FIFA 2018 World Cup, is getting better in all aspects of his game, especially in the goalscoring department.
The Arsenal coach’s appraisal of Iwobi was in reaction to the brace he scored for Nigeria in the friendly game against Argentina.
Arsene Wenger told football.London : « I think Alex is a player who grows regularly.
“This season, for the first time he’s adding what we want from him – goals – to his qualities, which are exceptional.
“Overall I think he has a good attitude and now he becomes efficient in front of goal as well. This kind of experiences like the one against Argentina will help him even more to grow.
“Before he rushed his finishing but his finishes against Argentina showed composed finishing of a guy who knows what he’s doing, and with his left foot as well.
“He’s worked a lot on his finishing and he’s improved a lot. Compared to one year ago, the difference is unbelievable.
“There’s still much to come from him. I want him to become a better defender as well. You want him to make better quality receptions in the final third, better runs.
“That will come because he’s a boy who loves football, who is passionate about the game and he has a very good attitude and analysis about his own game.
“He’s just enthusiastic to play and enthusiastic to be involved. He’s a pleasure to work with.
“For him the target is to keep the same attitude and the same desire to improve, he’ll move forward very quickly.”
The worst miss of the season for Neal Maupay? (video)
Neal Maupay, who plays in Brentford, currently 13th in the Championship, has already scored 5 goals since the start of the season with the English formation.
But the former Nice, also passed by Saint-Etienne and Brest, should at least count one more. The tricolor striker, now 21, has indeed been the author of an improbable miss, inexplicably missing the frame while the goalkeeper was no longer in his goal during the defeat 2-0 of his team on the lawn of Cardiff City on Saturday. A failure already considered « the worst of the season » on the other side of the Channel.
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