The German’s quip did not go down too well with his old manager (Pictures: Getty Images)
Jose Mourinho did not take too kindly to Mesut Ozil’s claim he would rather retire than play for Tottenham, saying Spurs do not want to sign the Arsenal outcast anyway.
The German World Cup winner looks set to leave the Emirates this month after being frozen out by manager Mikel Arteta, with Fenerbahce working on a deal to bring the 32-year-old to Istanbul.
Ozil – who is the Gunners’ highest earner on £350,000-a-week – has racked up more Q&As on Twitter than appearances in the last year and held another one on Monday evening.
Ozil is on the verge of leaving Arsenal after losing his place in the squad (Picture: Getty)
With his contract expiring this summer, he was asked if he would rather retire or sign for Spurs if they made him a contract offer and he replied: ‘Easy question. Retire!’
Mourinho did not appear to have much time for Ozil’s comments, despite having had a largely good relationship with the German during their time together at Real Madrid.
Informed of Ozil’s quip, Mourinho hit back: ‘Who told him that Tottenham is interested in signing…