Mesut Ozil has confirmed in a recent interview that he’s open for a return to his former club Real Real Madrid.
The German playmaker who currently plays for Arsenal, admits he still has “great memories” of his time at Los Blancos.
In an interview with Marca, the 28-year-old who left Santiago Bernabeu for the north London side Arsenal, said there’s still a big chance he could play as a member of Zinedine Zidane’s squad.
“Of course, I do not forget my time in Madrid. Three years have passed and I have great memories from there. Return? We’ll see,” said Ozil.
“Zidane was my Idol, as a child I always wanted to be like him on the field,” the Brazil 2014 World Cup winner admits.
“Madrid is a great club – I played with great players, I have friends there still. Madridistas are very loyal and affectionate with me.
“Madridistas still encourage me. Many send me messages and ask me to come back, so I have only good memories from there.”
Since joining the Gunners in 2013, Ozil has proved himself a world-class players, making great returns on his transfer value.
The German who gained international attention during the 2010 FIFA World Cup and was nominated for the Golden Ball Award, has played 134 time for Arsenal.
Ozil is arguably one of the greatest players to have played under Arsene Wenger. He insists that signing for the Gunners was a dream come true.
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“[On having any regrets about leaving Real Madrid] “I don’t make mistakes. I’m happy to have taken this adventure in England, having grown as a player & person.”
Mesut Ozil moved over to Arsenal on deadline day during 2013’s summer transfer window. His value was estimated at £42.5 million, a record for the club and the highest fee ever paid for a German player.