Former Germany international Karl-Heinz Riedle has advised Arsenal midfielder Mesut Özil to snub Manchester United and return to Germany, should he depart the Premier League club.
“Özil going back to Germany? Who knows. There’s a rumour that he goes to Manchester United. He shouldn’t do it,” Riedle told Omnisport.
“Özil is a quality player. If you see his skills, it’s just amazing what he can do on the pitch. We would be very happy if he comes back to a club in Germany, for sure. But I’m not his agent so I don’t know where he ends up.
“Best option is, from my point, if he would come to the Bundesliga. It’s a really good option because we get another national player back in our league.
“But if he is looking only for the money, then it would be very difficult to find the same kind of money in the German league than he can find in the Premier League.”
Özil’s contract expires in the summer and so he would be available on a free transfer.