Mesut Ozil's record breaking deadline day transfer to Arsenal not only left the Premier League stunned but has also sent shockwaves through his former Galatico team mates.
Former team mates Sergio Ramos and Cristiano Ronaldo are among several high profile names to have publicly announced their displeasure at the sale of the creative German.
Ronaldo, who has shipped over 200 goals for Real Madrid since his arrival in 2009, was unhappy to find out his creative midfield teammate had left the Santiago Bernabeu.
According to Spanish media outlet AS, the 28-year old is believed to have told his national compatriots, "The sale of Ozil is bad news for me. He was the player who best knew my moves in front of goal. I'm angry about Ozil leaving."
In fact Ronaldo has full reason to be frustrated over the sale of the 24-year old, with statistics showing that only Lionel Messi had assists on par with the German in the past two seasons.
Since Ozil's arrival to Madrid he has laid on 47 goals for his teammates, as well as chipping in with goals too.
No wonder former boss Jose Mourinho had reason to tout him as "the best number 10 in the world."
It is not just Ronaldo who was keen to share his displeasure over Ozil's departure, Madrid vice-captain Ramos was also left stunned by the sale.
According to Spanish media outlet Marca, a paper close to Madrid, Ramos said: "He is a teammate and a friend; he's different. Mesut is a different kind of player. If it were up to me, he would be one of the last ones to go."
Ramos was not the last person to question the £42.4m deal, in fact Ozil's national boss, Joachim Low has become the latest high profile name to have a pop at Madrid's transfer business.
"For me, it's incomprehensible that Real would sell one of their top scorers," Low said.
"Many Real players like Sami Khedira or Cristiano Ronaldo are sad about the transfer."
Arsenal fans will have to wait until 14 September to see their club record signing unleashed on the Premier League, with players currently on an international break ahead of World Cup qualifiers, Ozil included.
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