Mesut Ozil is reportedly considering a ‘serious offer’ to move to Major League Soccer in January as the exiled Arsenal midfielder nears an exit from the Emirates.
Ozil has been deemed surplus to requirements at the north London side and has not featured for the Gunners since March, having been excluded from the club’s squads in both the Premier League and Europa League this season.
His omission from both squads was the latest low point for a player who has endured a stark fall from grace, failing to win the trust of a succession of managers and becoming an increasingly peripheral figure.
The 31-year-old is in the final months of his record-breaking contract and has insisted he will see out the remainder of a deal which expires next summer, despite strong speculation linking the German with a move to Fenerbahce.
According to Turkish outlet DHA, however, Ozil has also received a ‘serious’ proposal from MLS side DC United over a potential move next month, whilst there have also been approaches from Qatar, Italy and Saudi Arabia.
The offer from DC United has reportedly been welcomed and is being evaluated by the World Cup winner, who believes a move to the United States could benefit his business ventures, whilst the club have presented plans to expand his ventures with a Football Academy.
Ozil – who became the Gunners’ record signing when joining from Real Madrid in 2013 – has long insisted he will not be forced out of Arsenal before the end of his contract, and any move next month would represent a u-turn on his previous defiant stance.