Ferguson considers move for Germany wizard Özil
Werder Bremen's Mesut Özil has said he is just what Manchester United need after his brilliant form at the World Cup.
Sir Alex Ferguson had been watching Özil before he shot to prominence in South Africa while playing for his club side Werder Bremen, this season scoring 11 goals in 46 games.
The playmaker has been extremely influential in Germany's current World Cup success and now the playmaker appears to want a move to the Premier League, but is currently focused on his national team's campaign. The 21-year-old said:
"The World Cup is all that matters at the moment. When I get back we can think about my future, but for now it's not something I want to give a lot of thought to. To the top players the Premier League is attractive. You look at what United and Chelsea have achieved over the last five years and you see it would be easy to be successful at two clubs like that. I see what Michael Ballack achieved at Chelsea and the quality of players he played with and the temptation becomes obvious."
Werder appear to be not willing to sell, but admit that a £25m bid could possibly seal the deal. Özil has all the qualities to replace veteran Paul Scholes, who appears to be playing his last season. Scholes, 35, has a 12-month contract, but has revealed he has considered retiring at the end of the season and has started his coaching badges.