ONLINE POST #1 – Ashikin
25 August 2010
Another football season, another mistake. Or so they say.
Spanish football’s ‘Galacticos’ or perennial money minded champions– Real Madrid – have done it again. Last week, they purchased one of the world cup’s most coveted players, Mesut Oezil, from Werder Bremen in what can only be called a last-minute coup.
After all, according to the Spanish media, all it took for the club’s president, Florentino Perez to seal the deal was a phone call with Oezil’s father, Mustafa.
The deal cost approximately €30 million, and was accepted by Bremen even though Oezil had earlier declared his allegiance to the Bundesliga side, reiterating his desire to see through the remaining one year of his contract.
The question now is, is the lure of the Santiago Bernabeu too much for any professional player to pass up?