Tottenham owner Levy attempted to block Ozil move to Arsenal
Thursday 05 September 2013
According to reports from Spain, Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy attempted to block Mesut Ozil’s move from Real Madrid to Arsenal on transfer deadline day after feeling betrayed by the Spanish giants, the Independent has reported.
On Monday, Gareth Bale’s move from Tottenham to Madrid was completed, with Levy a prominent figure in the negotiations. And after Bale arrived at the Bernabeu, Real were happy to allow Ozil to join Tottenham’s North London rivals, Arsenal.
Levy believed that Ozil was not for sale after Real Madrid turned down Tottenham’s proposal for the Germany international to be exchanged as part of the Bale deal. After hearing of the talks with Arsenal, Levy was understood to be furious and contacted Real president Florentino Perez to try and talk him out of selling Ozil, says Spanish newspaper El Confidencial.
The Tottenham owner was also angry at the non-fulfilment of a partnership agreement with Real Madrid, which was made following the sale of Luka Modric last summer. However, Levy’s call came too late to force the move to collapse, with the deal with Arsenal all but done and Ozil duly signed for the Gunners.
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