Mesut Ozil confirms Arsenal exit for a move to Fenerbahce
Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil is all set to leave the club this month, with reports suggesting a deal has been agreed in principle with Turkish club Fenerbahce for the German superstar.
The 32-year-old has been out of the first-team picture ever since club manager Mikel Arteta took charge.
The club has since tried to push him out of the club as he was one of the few players who decided not to take a pay cut during the pandemic and with his wages of 350k pounds a week, the London club found it hard to balance their books.
Ozil has been linked with a number of clubs from Turkey and MLS, but it is the Turkish club Fenerbahce who appears to be leading the race to sign the playmaker.
The Arsenal man has also sparked rumors after his status as a Fenerbahce fan came to light and compared them with Real Madrid, saying they are the biggest club in the country.
Mikel Arteta was asked about Ozil during his recent pre-match conference (via Mirror), to which he replied :
“If something is sorted this month it is because it is good for both parties – for Mesut and for the club. If that is the case we will move forward, if it is not the case then he will continue here. We will decide what is happening in the next few days.”
Fenerbache president Ali Koc has revealed that the club is very close to securing the services of the world cup winner.
In a recent interview with Canal+, Koc said :
“We’ve said it would be a dream for Fenerbahce (About getting Ozil).The club knows what the coach wants and our transfer policy is guided by that What I can say is we are closer than before. There may be a resolution, there may not be a resolution. Fenerbahce SK will make the announcement when the time comes.”
Ozil who has had more than 210 assists in his long career which saw him have successful stints at Werder Bremen, Real Madrid, and Arsenal will surely prove to be an asset for the Turkish club who are looking to win their 20th league title.
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