Mesut Ozil’s career in England has been turbulent. Despite costing a club record £42.5m in the summer of 2013, the German hasn’t quite set the world alight with his performances, especially through his debut campaign.
However, things have got better for the playmaker steadily, and he’s now, according to football analysts CIES, the BEST ATTACKING MIDFIELDER in European football so far this season. Taking into account rigour, recovery, distribution, take on skills, chance creation and shooting, the 27-year-old topped the charts.
Ozil was awarded a score of 100, putting him 27 ahead of his nearest competitor Wahbi Khazri of Bordeaux. Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne came in third, while other Premier League names such as Dimitri Payet and Wes Hoolahan also made the top 10.
Interestingly, Manchester United reject Shinji Kagawa has seemingly been back to his best since heading to Dortmund with his score of 53 the joint ninth best along with Schalke youngster Leroy Sane.