Transfer bin: Mesut Ozil to Barcelona… for £17.7m LOSS

The transfer rumour mill has churned out some nonsense this morning as Arsenal superstar and former Real Madrid playmaker is linked with a Barca move.

Just last night Mesut Ozil issued a heartwarming message to Arsenal fans informing them how his - and the club's - priority is to secure Champions League football next season and add the FA Cup to the club's honour roll.

Regardless of criticism he has received this season - inconsistency has plagued his debut campaign - Ozil, 25, remains a revered passer of the football, has exquisite close control and has unparalleled vision.

He has been statistically impressive, too, recording an 87% passing accuracy with 58 average passes per game, creates an average of 2.8 clear-cut goal-scoring opportunities with every appearance and has hauled in ten assists and five goals from 30 starts in combined Premier League and Champions League outings.

Would Arsenal really do away with their club-record purchase, a player who is not even in his prime years as an athlete or as a footballer, after just one season… at a £17.7m loss no less?

Logic has not gotten in the way of La Porteria, a Catalan (obviously) TV station who report that Barcelona will table a €30m (£24.7m) bid for the German.

One for the transfer bin…

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