Real Madrid decided to sell Mesut Ozil to Arsenal in part because of his roving eye, it is claimed. Ozil's obsession with a former Miss Venezuela could have threatened his football career, it was ­reported yesterday.

The £42.5million ace is said to have worn himself out flying to Italy several times a month to see Milan-based ­model Aida Yespica - once dubbed the world's hottest WAG.

German-born Ozil's weakness for beautiful women was a major factor in Real Madrid's decision to sell him, according to El Mundo.

It claimed: "The early morning trips, ­extended to the last minute of passion, led to a down affecting his performances."

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