Complex says: Any watchers of the UEFA Europa League may have seen this one coming, with Ozil regularly showing his range of incisive dribbling and ball-carrying skills over the past two years for Werder Bremen. Spanish midfielder Xavi obviously wasn't one of them, admitting to a German paper that he hadn't been aware of Ozil before the tournament. What Ozil has proved in the "hole" for the Germans is a wonderful awareness of his teammates, belying his tender age.
Team that should buy him: Ozil will be one of the most sought-after properties in football following the tournament. Any English Premier League side would be glad to have him, as his pace and movement fit the league's highenergy style. His control of the game mark him out as a potential replacement for Cesc Fabregas at Arsenal, should the midfielder move to Barca as expected.