United and Liverpool target wants to stay in Spain

Mesut Ozil, Real Madrid, midfielderMesut Ozil has insisted that he does not want to leave Real Madrid, despite Manchester United and Liverpool expressing an interest.

The German playmaker has been a long term transfer target for both clubs, and looked likely to make a move to the Premier League before joining Madrid two years previously.

Ozil has come under fire in recent weeks from coach Jose Mourinho, claiming that the German “lacks quality”, adding fuel to the fire regarding an impending transfer.

The midfielder has confirmed that he still will not be considering leaving the Bearnebau.

“When you play for Real Madrid, you cannot think of anything else,” he told the Mirror.

“I know nothing and I have no reason to leave.”

Ozil was dropped for the Champions League clash against Ajax, in which Madrid won 4-1, but was recalled to the starting line of the El Clasico against Barcelona which ended 2-2

His performances earned rave reviews, but the German international claims he is not motivated by critics.  He has certainly helped to quieten his critics, but finding a regular place in the starting line-up will be hard, considering Luka Modric is also waiting in the wings.

“I don’t have to prove anything to anyone, I do not play football to prove something to someone, but because I enjoy football,” he added.