Mesut Ozil coy on Real Madrid future
Ozil says that he is in no hurry to sign a new contract at Real Madrid
Mesut Ozil has said that he is in no hurry to sign a new contract at Real Madrid, amid speculation the Spanish giants are ready to offer him a new six-year deal.
Ozil moved to Madrid after impressing for Werder Bremen and then at the 2010 World Cup for Germany, becoming a regular in the team ever since.
He is now one of Madrid's key players and has a considerable amount of experience of high-level football, despite still only being 24-years-old.
But, he is keeping his options open for his future. Speaking to Sport Bild, he said: "It's nice that Madrid want to renew.
"It makes me happy because it is a sign of trust in my performances.
"But, at the moment, there is nothing decided and there is no pressure. Of course, I can imagine finishing my career at Madrid. But I can also imagine doing something completely different at some point."
Ozil did not say whether the impact of Jose Mourinho's departure to Chelsea had any impact on his reluctance to sign a new deal, but he is understood to have enjoyed a good relationship with the Portuguese boss - saying that Mourinho was like a father to him.
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