Ozil splits from homesick girlfriend
Real Madrid's German star Mesut Ozil has split from his girlfriend Anna-Maria Lagerblom, it was revealed on Saturday.
"Yes, we have separated," Lagerblom told German daily Bild on Saturday.
Ozil, 22, had been with Lagerblom, 28, since May 2009.
After a series of outstanding displays for Germany at the World Cup in South Africa, Ozil joined Real from Bundesliga side Werder Bremen in August.
Lagerblom has split from Ozil after suffering from homesickness and loneliness in the Spanish capital having moved to Madrid in September with her son from her first marriage.
"The lifestyle was not for me, I didn't like it," said Lagerblom, the sister of popular German singer Sarah Conor and the former wife of Finland midfielder Pekka Lagerblom.
"I am pleased to be single, I'm happy again."