Seems the fall out of Ozil’s transfer from Arsenal is going to get very ugly before the dust settles as his father who also acts as his agent has taken a FIFA agent to FIFA and Manchester United have been dragged into the all tussle.
A FIFA agent Francois Gallardo was quoted by German’s Bild as saying : “Since January Ozil’s father has three times held talks with Real and always called for the doubling of the salary of Mesut Ozil. Real has said no three times.
“For the player Mesut Ozil Manchester United’s offer was better, but maybe not for the father. The father might not have earned as much on the transfer (as he did) during the transfer to Arsenal.”
These comments have prompted Ozil’s father and agent to go to FIFA to seek redress as he claim he his client and son was never going to Manchester United at any stage.
Talking to Sports bild, Ozil’s father said : “The desire for an early contract extension did indeed not come from us but from Real Madrid. We had not asked for an increase of salary, but wanted to extend at Real at the beginning of 2013, the already existing contract until 2016, and there were various calls. Otherwise, we do not talk about contract talks, which were not disclosed.”
He even went as far as claiming the rumours linking his son to Manchester United was a complete fabrication with no iota of true in it.
“We do need to realize that there were many scary agents who have tried without any legitimacy, get in the business.Apparently, even with forged signatures. We have much to do right now to help Mesut during acclimatization in London.
“But we consider parallel legal action against so-called consultants who have offered Mesut authorization. Who probably hoped for a quick commission. As some have called under dubious circumstances to clubs and said they were instructed. From me they were there, anyway.”