Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho hit back at Mesut Ozil after the Arsenal playmaker fired a separation shot from Spurs as his exit approached.
Ozil, 32, has become a divisive figure during the latter stages of his tenure in the Emirates.
Although Mikel Arteta’s team have struggled with creativity recently, Ozil has not been brought back from the cold.
Just six months away from his current contract, Ozil set to leave in January transfer window.
Fenerbahce are current favorites, although DC United, on the MLS side, is also in the mix.
Ozil has become more vocal on social media in recent years and recently hosted a question-and-answer session for his followers.
When asked if he’d rather play for Tottenham or hang up his boots, the Express quote it saying, “Easy question. Withdraw! “
As you might expect, this shot didn’t go well with Mourinho.
Speaking ahead of their Wednesday night clash with Fulham, the Portuguese brandon retorted: “Who told him Tottenham would be interested in signing him?”
The couple have had a strained relationship at times, with Ozil already detailed an incident in his autobiography at Real Madrid in which Mourinho questioned the star’s commitment and levels of effort.
Mourinho’s interest in Brazilian transfer confirmed
Meanwhile, a Brazilian football expert has confirmed that Spurs boss Jose Mourinho has a serious interest in Eder Militao.
Corriere dello Sport reported on Tuesday that Mourinho asked Daniel Levy for a single signing in January and that it was the center-back Militao.
The Brazilian defender doesn’t have time to play at the Bernabeu. He is behind Raphael Varane, Sergio Ramos and Nacho in the pecking order.
The player moved to the Bernabeu for € 50million in the summer of 2019. However, he has failed to establish himself under Zinedine Zidane and has only made two La Liga appearances this season.
And now it looks like the talk can have some substance with Sky Sports’ South American football expert Tim Vickery confirms Mourinho loves the 22-year-old.
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