Arsenal Could Lose Yet Another Key Midfielder To European Giants – Reports Confirm

Spanish heavyweight Real Madrid inserted a buy back clause in the deal that took assist king Mesut Ozil to the Emirates in 2013.

Football Leaks via the Football Insider reports that Galacticos have an agreement with Arsenal which states that Real have a 48-hour buy-back option if Arsenal agree to sell Ozil to another Spanish club.

The paper revealed that the Londoners must notify Real of any offer from a Spanish club and then give them two days to match the terms contained in the offer to Arsenal.

In addition, the Spanish giants have negotiated a 33 per cent cut of any transfer fee over the £38million (€50million) they sold Ozil for two-and-a-half years ago.

The paper further reveals the Gunners are set to save roughly £5million on the cost of their record transfer simply because the transfer was agreed in Euros. It revealed that when Ozil made the switch to north London, the Gunners agreed to pay Real an initial fee worth £33.4million (€44million), with a further £760,000-a-year (€1million) for every year up to six that Arsenal qualify for the Champions League with the midfielder still at the club.

By qualifying for Champions League for consecutive campaigns since Ozil has been at the club, the Gunners have paid £35million in total for the Germany playmaker to date. The total transfer fee is thus estimated to be roughly £38million , well under the £42.4million initially projected.

The German international who is just five shy of breaking our Legendary Thierry Henry’s record of twenty assits in a single Premier League season has made 100 appearances thus far for the Gunners scoring 17 times and registering 37 assits.

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