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MLS Club Make Move For Arsenal Midfielder

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Erkut Sogut, the agent of Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil, is in the United States to hold talks with DC United over the possible transfer of his client to the Major League Soccer (MLS).

According to the Washington Post, Sogut met with club executives Jason Levien and Sam Porter.

The group had lunch in the Navy Yard, toured Audi Field and was scheduled to visit the future site of United’s training centre in Leesburg, Va.

They also watched a second-division match at Segra Field, the newly opened home to DC-owned Loudoun United.

Naija News understands that the MLS club, who have Wayne Rooney on its books, is planning to get Ozil to join them next year.

Ozil, who will turn 31 in October, is among the 10 highest-paid players in the world, with a base salary of about $24 million.

The German playmaker joined Arsenal in 2013 and is under contract until 2021.



Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.