Previous
Cagliari
Juventus
6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Atletico Madrid
Hospitalet
7:00 PM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 3 - 0
Game Details
Ajax Amsterdam
Vitesse Arnhem
7:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Napoli
Parma
8:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Athletic Bilbao
Alcoyano
9:00 PM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 1 - 1
Game Details
Malaga
Deportivo La Coruña
9:00 PM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 1 - 1
Game Details
Next

Ozil's father pursues 'fake agent'

Mesut Ozil’s father has filed a charge against an agent who allegedly falsely claimed to represent the player during transfer talks with Manchester United, Express reports.

Mesut Ozil made his home debut fro Arsenal against Stoke.
Mesut Ozil has made an unbeaten start to life at Arsenal.

Mangan: Kids will gain
• Cross: Trophy urgency

Ozil, 24, became the most expensive German player ever when making the €50 million switch from Real Madrid to Arsenal on the last day of the transfer window.

Now, Mustafa, Mesut’s father and agent, has filed a charge against the unknown agent, who allegedly forged his signature on a document, which enabled transfer talks with Manchester United to begin. The document dated August 7, 2013, was leaked to Ozil senior, who will press charges.

“I would have never deemed it possible what some dodgy people venture to do,” Ozil told the paper. “Someone wanted to make contact with Manchester in my name and even signed with my name. That is no trivial offence. We will get to the bottom of it,” he said.

Following the transfer to Arsenal, the agent Francois Gallardo had claimed that Ozil senior had shopped his son around most of the European top teams.

However, Ozil senior firmly denied this claim, saying: “As you can see, that’s wrong. You don’t need to offer a player of Mesut’s class to any club in the world.”

United also missed out in their pursuit of Thiago Alcantara who joined Bayern Munich and Barcelona's Cesc Fabregas while Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera was also the subject of a bid from Manchester United but claimed he never spoke to the club.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.