Arsenal and Mesut Ozil have reached an agreement that will lead to the termination of Ozil’s reported £350,000-per-week contract. After the successful termination of the contract, the former Germany international is expected to travel to Fenerbahce this weekend to complete his free transfer deal with the club.
Recall that Mesut Ozil has been a castaway at Arsenal since the Premier League resumed from the three months coronavirus induced break in June 2020. The club’s coach, Mikel Arteta failed to use him in the remaining part of the 2019-2020 season.
When the 2020-2021 season commenced, Mesut Ozil was left out of Mikel Arteta’s plan despite still having less than a season left on his contract. It got so bad for the FIFA World Cup-winning midfielder that the coach did not register him in the club’s Premier League and Europa League squad for this season.
The only reason the club’s coach has given for the ill-treatment of Mesut Ozil was that the German footballer had to be sidelined at Arsenal due to footballing reasons. Hence, it was clear that the midfielder would not have any other alternative than to leave Arsenal if he still wants to play football.
Recently, he held a question and answer session on Twitter where he revealed that if he must join a club in his second home country, Turkey, the club has to be Fenerbahce.
Since then, it was cleared that Fenerbahce was on top of his list of clubs he might move to after leaving Arsenal. Though the Turkish side has commenced talks with the representatives of the footballer, reports emanated recently revealing that representatives of Ozil were already in discussion with Major League Soccer Club, DC United.
However, that looks like a no go area because as of the time of publishing this report, Ozil’s next club if he successfully terminates his contract with Arsenal will be Fenerbahce.
Before now, the Turkish side has announced that the club’s proposed deal with Ozil will be announced in the coming days and the agent of the player, Dr. Erkut Sogut confirmed recently that a new deal for the player will be announced soon.
All things being equal, the 2021 January transfer window will be the period Mesut Ozil will end his professional relationship which he started with Arsenal in 2013. This means that the former Germany international will not wait until June 30, 2021, to exit the club as was expected.
Meanwhile, Mesut Ozil quoted Fenerbahce’s tweet today, January 16, adding two love emojis to it and an icon which signified that his move to the Turkish side is loading.