Watch video: Arsenal's Mesut Ozil sends best wishes to baby Mehd Ozil of Kerela

Apr 11, 2018, 13:52 IST | A Correspondent

On Saturday, the German player shared a video of the family from Kerala endearing them to football fans across the globe

Baby Mehd Ozil with his parents
Baby Mehd Ozil with his parents

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil said he was honoured to learn that a Kerala couple from the football crazy district of Malappuram had named their newborn after him.

Mesut Ozil
Mesut Ozil

On Saturday, the German player shared a video of the family from Kerala endearing them to football fans across the globe. "Great honour to be the inspiration for the name of this child, sending my best wishes back to India and all the best for Mehd Ozil. Hope Mehd will assist his family with lots of smiles and memories in the years to come," Ozil wrote on Twitter on Monday.

The child, born on December 29, 2017, was named Mehd, which means instructor and Ozil, which means genuine in Turkish.

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