Mesut Ozil has revealed his plan to get more Germany internationals playing in the Premier League by simply bombing them with stories of how good it can be.
Germany are widely considered to be one of the strongest national teams in the world while the Premier League is considered the strongest league. However, Ozil makes up one of just three Premier League stars in Joachim Low's Euro 2016 team.
The Arsenal star is joined by Manchester United's Bastian Schweinsteiger and Liverpool midfielder Emre Can but is trying to make sure plenty more from the World Cup champions arrive in the coming transfer windows.
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"If a national team player asks me what it's like in England, I reply: 'If you have the opportunity, do it!' If I were to make the decision to go abroad again, I would definitely do it just like I did it," Ozil told Sports Bild.
"The league is very interesting, very balanced: The best example being Leicester winning the title. It's just a lot of fun to play football in England. Indeed, it's extremely exhausting, but you can relish it."
Take the opportunity
The lack of German stars in the Premier League is not through lack of trying. Indeed, Mats Hummels only recently confirmed he had rejected approaches from the likes of Manchester United to join Bayern Munich.
But a new TV deal worth over £5bn kicks in next season, meaning the Premier League will have even more money to attract the stars of the Bundesliga. Ozil admitted that curiosity around both life in London and at Arsenal is high in the German camp.
Asked if his German team-mates are ever inquisitive about life in England, Ozil said: "Occasionally. Questions like 'what's it like at Arsenal?', 'what distinguishes the Premier League?', and 'how's the dealings with media and public?' are asked. And I can only tell them of my good experiences.
"If a national team player asks me what it's like in England, I reply: 'If you have the opportunity, do it!' If I were to make the decision to go abroad again, I would definitely do it just like I did it.
"It was always my goal to prove myself at the big clubs abroad. And I only have positive things to say about Premier League if somebody wants to move abroad."
However, Ozil is aware that the amount of money available to Premier League clubs could see the Bundesliga lose many of its stars in the coming years.
He said: "German talents have an outstanding reputation, and thus they get into the focus of foreign clubs soon. But it's true. It will get more difficult for the smaller clubs to keep national team players, especially because of all the TV millions in England. On top of that Premier League is just very interesting and attractive."
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