Mesut Ozil is now being tipped for a move to Barcelona.
The 29 year-old who is out of contract with Arsenal at the end of the season has so far refused to sign a new deal.
That being said, it appears the Gunners are willing to cash in on the midfielder in January in a bid to recoup some of the £42.5m they paid Real Madrid for Ozil back in 2013.
The Metro are reporting that the German has agreed a contract to join the La Liga giants. That’s despite regulations stating players are only free to begin pre-contract negotiations within six months of their current deals expiration.
Barcelona have also been informed that Arsenal would accept a bid of €20 million (£17.7m) for the Germany international.
It’s news that appears to have gone down well among Arsenal fans, who feared he would join Manchester United next summer.
Take a look at what they’ve had to say on Twitter…
Ozil to Barca has me so happy for our boy, I can’t wait for him to silence the idiots in the back. However, what the fuck are we thinking selling Ozil but keeping Alexis?
If we are going to sell Ozil, please let it be too Barca. Messi x Ozil x Dembele is needed.
— Jarz (@Jarz95) November 23, 2017
I'm okay with Ozil leaving for Barca in January. A player of his calibre really needs to end his career on a high. Not sure we're providing him that.
— The MC (@Sirkastiq) November 23, 2017
Regardless of the validity, Ozil to Barca makes sense for all parties concerned. #AFC
— Bill McLoughlin (@BMcLoughlin93) November 23, 2017
So Ozil is all but gone. I suspect he'll fit in at Barca. Less defensive responsibilities and more talented players, the kinda system Ozil strives in
— Reddard Stark (@gunnerbeeks) November 23, 2017