Özil's transfer to the Spanish giants Real Madrid produced plenty of chatter leading up its completion, but manager Jose Mourinho landed another young stud to add to his roster.
If it is his plan to load up the bench with super-subs, he is doing just that as the world witnessed his skills playing for Germany in South Africa.
Özil offers a skill-set of tricky moves and maneuvers, and can push easily into the final third to deliver into the box or create his own chances.
Make no mistake, though. It will be hard for the 21-year old to press for a top spot in the midfield with the supreme talent at the Santiago Bernabéu.
It is likely he will settle into a super-sub role, but with the plethora of games on Real Madrid's schedule, between domestic and international fixtures, the German starlet will get his chances.