Mesut Ozil has been involved in a few bizarre transfer rumour stories but the most recent report of a proposed part-exhange deal between three Barcelona players including Arda Turan for the World Cup winner sparked quite a stir.
According to AS Barca technical secretary, Roberto Fernandez is claimed to be planning how the club could sign the Arsenal star. The report claims that the reigning Spanish champions are considering offering Turan, Munir and Sandro in a part-exchange for Ozil.
We took to a look at some of the responses to the latest transfer speculation on social media.
The proposed idea divided opinion some thought it would be a good idea while others ridiculed the rumour.
@DonDadaLipz you're nuts
— – (@ASAPmvstafa) March 25, 2016
Some Arsenal fans were not very impressed.
We'd never let Özil go for Turan, Sandro and Munir, bun off.
— R. (@SimplyWilsh_) March 25, 2016
imagine if we let ozil go in a swap deal for munir, arda and sandro piss off barca
— ️ (@yaanuzaj) March 26, 2016
Some UKs news say #Barca want to sign Ozil in swap deal 3 players ( arda, munir, sandro) , not in mood to laugh 😏
— VamosLeo ✌️ (@Blaugrana_86) March 25, 2016
Others thought it sounded preposterous.
So according to reports from practically nowhere, Barca want Özil & we're willing to accommodate for Munir, Sandro & Turan in return… 😂😂😂
— Fußballgott (@DasAngreifer) March 25, 2016
Arsenal are not short of money but could do with adding some more silverware to the cabinet. One Gooner proposed an alternate transfer idea.
Barca want Ozil?? No problem
We don't want money… Jes give us 3 UCL trophies 😂😂😂😂
— The Pundit #Lafiaji (@abatike) March 25, 2016
There were also fans that quite liked the idea. After all Turan has won just about every trophy on offer while Munir is a highly rated prospect.
If barca give us Arda turan, Sergio and another for Ozil ..that sounds like a good deal to me .. But I don't see ozil going to barca
— OLA-Wande (@BanQroll_) March 26, 2016
Sandro,Munir & Arda…If this was true then i'd say let Ozil go https://t.co/cJDf4wve34
— 3rdWorldBoss (@TooKhaya2Gooner) March 26, 2016