How Arsenal fooled Spurs by signing Ozil which helped fund Bale exit
In a world record fee of £85 million (100 million euros) at the time, Gareth Bale broke the hearts of Tottenham Hotspur supporters around the world to secure a move to Spanish giants, Real Madrid, in the summer of 2013 (BBC).
In the same window, Arsenal were working hard to secure the signature of Germany international, Mesut Ozil.
After protracted negotiations that went late into transfer deadline day, Ozil was signed for a fee of £42.4 million (The BBC).
But what is even more interesting is the narrative that surrounds these transfers.
In an exclusive interview with Goal, Arsene Wenger’s former transfer negotiator, Dick Law has revealed how the last week of negotiations was filled with secret meetings and a mischievous plan to ...
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