German Midfielder Mesut Ozil has joined Real Madrid for an undisclosed fee, believed to be around 15 million euros.
The 21-year-old was the subject of intense media speculation as to his destination after shining at the 2010 FIFA World Cup and helping Germany to a third-place finish at the tournament. He only had a year left to run on his contract and so Werder Bremen were looking to sell him this summer as to avoid losing a valuable asset for nothing next year.
Werder Bremen turned down an offer from the Spanish giants on Friday but have now reached an agreement which satisfies their demands for a player who would have been available on a free transfer when his contract expired in 12 months.
Despite reports linking him to moves to Barcelona, Manchester United and Chelsea, the midfielder opted to join Jose Mourinho’s Madrid revolution. Today, the attacker admitted that he was over the moon that the club’s fans had already warmed to his talents.
Madrid kick off their UEFA Champions League campaign tonight against Ajax as Mourinho bids to become the first coach ever to win the title with three different clubs. Madrid also has a storied history with the trophy as they have won it nine times — more than any other club.