Ozil Shirts Selling Five Times More Than Bales’

New
statistics
have
confirmed
that
new
Arsenal
signing
Mesut
Ozil,
is
trumping
his
replacement
at
Real
Madrid,
Gareth
Bale,
in
shirts sales.
According to leading online retailer
UKSoccershop.com, Ozil is outselling the Welsh
winger by five to one. It makes it look as if the
Gunners did better business in the transfer
market, as they splashed £42.5million on the
German playmaker, while the Spanish giants paid
£86million for Bale.
UKSoccershop.com managing director Simon
Pretswell said: “Leaving aside the debate over
Bale’s sporting merits, a large part of any major
transfer is often the commercial advantages
associated with the signing of the player.’
“In the case of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and
previous stars such as David Beckham, it is
almost a license to print money for the club as
shirt sales and other merchandising goes through
the roof.’
“While it would be untrue to say there is not an
interest in Bale shirts, our sales data shows he is
being significantly outsold by Mesut Ozil and is
not attracting the same level of attention
generated by Neymar when he transferred to
Barcelona earlier in the summer.’
“Bale’s talents as a footballer are undoubted, but
he has never been one of our bestselling
Premiership players, with supporters preferring the
likes of Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie, Steven
Gerrard and even Fernando Torres.”
Madrid have come under heavy criticism for
selling Ozil, even from club vice captain Sergio
Ramos and Cristiano Ronaldo.
TOP SELLING SHIRTS IN PREMIER LEAGUE LAST
SEASON
1. Robin van Persie (Manchester United)
2. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)
3. Shinji Kagawa (Manchester United)
4. Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)
5. Fernando Torres (Chelsea)
6. Eden Hazard (Chelsea)
7. Luis Suarez (Liverpool)
8. Jack Wilshere (Arsenal)
9. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal)
10. Santo Cazorla (Arsenal)

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