Mesut Ozil Receives an Offer From D.C. United

Mesut Özil at the 2018 World Cup. Photo by Kieran McManus/BPI/REX/Shutterstock (9718623bq)

German midfielder Mesut Ozil, who finds himself out of favor with his Premier League team Arsenal, is reportedly considering a move to the MLS. According to multiple reports from England, Ozil is currently engaged in talks with D.C. United.

Sources say that Ozil has received an “attractive” offer from D.C. that includes more than just a big salary. If he decides to move to the United States, the 32-year-old player will receive help in expanding his brands and businesses like 39 Steps Coffee while also becoming the franchise’s star for years to come.

D.C. United also hopes that Ozil’s agent Erkut Sogut might help them seal the deal. Sogut is believed to have a close relationship with the club’s Chief Strategist Samuel Porter—especially since the duo previously collaborated on Wayne Rooney’s arrival at Audi Field Stadium.

It remains to be seen whether this will be enough to tempt Ozil to come to the MLS, as he is considering several more offers. This includes an approach from Fenerbahce, one of Turkey’s biggest clubs.

Mesut Ozil is in the final six months of his deal with Arsenal and is eligible to sign a pre-contract with a club outside of England. There is also a chance that he’ll depart the club in January if someone is willing to pay a transfer fee for him.

Ozil hasn’t played at all this season, with Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta deciding not to register him for any of the competitions in 2020-21. He made his last competitive appearance against West Ham last March.