Mesut Özil five years deal with Arsenal ends in 2018 and the gunners are trying already to renew the contract. However, the negotiations are still far from being close to an agreement because the German player is still dreaming with playing again at Real Madrid.
According to the German newspaper Sport Bild, both parties are already talking about an extension of the contract but there are many issues until they could reach an agreement. Besides, as we previously informed, Mesut Özil would like to play again for Real Madrid and fight for winning big titles like the Champions League.
However, there are also other issues. For example, Özil wants more money. He’s currently earning 160.000€ per week, around €8.3M per year but he pretends to earn up to 230.000€ per week or almost €12M per year. Arsenal salary limit is 200.000€. It will be a big raise for the German playmaker.
The second issue is much easier. Özil would like to have the number 10 t-shirt, property of Wilshere until now. The English midfielder is now gone and he’s playing for Bournemouth, so Özil can get his number 10.
And the third issue, according to the German press, as it’s published in As, is Real Madrid. Los Blancos can get a ban from FIFA, so they might not be able to sign any player in the next two transfer windows. Even if Los Blancos can sign a player, Özil is not necessary right now in a squad full of playmakers. However, the German player still wants to wait for Real Madrid and see if there is any option of returning to Madrid.