According to reports, Spanish La Liga giant FC Barcelona are keen on signing Arsenal midfielder Mesut Özil, as well as Manchester United star Ander Herrera, on free transfers next summer.
As reported by the Daily Star, the La Liga club are interested in the English Premier League duo, knowing that they can talk transfer with both players come January next year if neither player extends their contract with their current side. Ander Herrera, like Mesut Özil, has a Manchester United contract running out at the end of the campaign.
Mesut Özil said on Sky Sports that he would be ready to sign a new contract with the Gunners, although later claims have suggested the German will depart North London at the end of his existing contract next summer.
An approach from one of the biggest clubs around the world will likely turn a few heads. You’d ordinarily think a Barcelona bid would likely draw interest from Spaniard Herrera, especially given Mesut Özil’s Real Madrid affiliations, but in the current transfer market, you never can tell.
The Red Devils have reportedly shown interest in the Arsenal star in the past couple of days, so a transfer to the Catalan club would definitely be preferable to Arsenal fans.