Mesut Ozil was an absolute revelation throughout the World Cup. His play on the wings and in the middle were electrifying in pace and daring in passing.
With his contract soon to be up with Werder Bremen, he will undoubtedly be among the top targets for the summer transfer window. Here we will look at the top five transfer destinations for the young German playmaker.
The face says it all, doesn't it?
Real Madrid is always after top players in the transfer market, so saying that it is a top destination for Ozil is kind of a cop-out.
However, he would give the team some natural width and playmaking ability on of the wings, something that would take the pressure off of Ronaldo and Kaka and open up gaps along the back line for them.
Ozil would also be coached by one of the greats of the modern game in Jose Mourinho, and would gain maturity at a rate that could make him easily mentioned amongst the likes of Luis Figo in just a few short years.
If Ozil were to come to West London and play alongside another young star like Jon Obi Mikel, Europe would have something to fear for years to come.
Already loaded with talented midfielders, the defending English Champions have been missing that one fine playmaker that could take them over the top and finally bring them European glory.
Enter Ancelotti and his record with playmakers.
He took a still young and sightly raw Kaka and made him one of the best attacking midfielders of the past decade.
He reshaped Andrea Pirlo into a deep lying playmaker that was instrumental in both Milan's and Italy's success.
With Ozil, the possibilities are endless. And with the likes of Frank Lampard, Michael Essien, and Florent Malouda to flank him, Ozil could conquer England in no time.
If there is one manager that is great with developing young talent, it is Arsene Wenger.
His work with Thierry Henry and Cesc Fabregas has been outstanding, and in Ozil, he would get another young and possibly transcendent player.
He could take off some of the playmaking pressure that swamps Fabregas and torture fullbacks with Arshavin on the opposite flank. However, if Cesc were to leave, then he would immediately fill that role and possibly partner up with Samir Nasri to form a beautiful midfield.
One thing is for certain: Ozil at Arsenal might make them the team to beat in England and certainly boost their chances at European glory this next season.
The Old Lady has fallen on hard times, but Ozil could be the perfect remedy.
Partnering up with midfield battler Felipe Melo could prove beneficial to both players and once again propel the Turin faithful back to their brighter days, when they won the Scudetto and challenged for real European glory.
If any club has seen what Ozil can do, it is the champions of the Bundesliga.
Not only would he not have to leave his comfortable confines, but Ozil would be matched with Bastian Schweinsteiger, Arjen Robben, and Franck Ribery to form what might be the deadliest midfield in all of Europe.
In fact, the Bavarians could afford to put Klose and Mueller as forwards and they would still be an exciting goal-scoring team that would give other teams nightmares.
Wherever Ozil ends up playing next season, whether it be in Germany, across the Channel, or even Turin, he will surely be a hot prospect until a major contract gets signed.
His blistering pace, fancy dribbling, incisive passing, and most of all, his amazing field vision will be assets to any team in any system.