Fenerbahce coach Erol Bulut has made it known that Mesut Ozil‘s transfer to the club will be made clearer soon which is in agreement with what Ozil’s agent, Dr. Erkut Sogut had said earlier in the week.
Sogut said in an interview that the embattled Arsenal’s midfielder could part ways with Arsenal during the ongoing January transfer window, revealing that the next move of the 32-year-old German midfielder would be made public in the “next seven to ten days”.
“We were not allowed to talk legally before January 1 so now we are just starting to look at the options with the numbers and details,” Sogut told ESPN.
“If we want to leave in January, I need to talk to Arsenal. If we sign for the summer, we don’t need to.”
Mesut Ozil who earns £350,000-per-week at Arsenal currently has less than six months to the end of his contract with the club. The former German international who has been at Arsenal since 2013 has been an outcast at the London club since June 2020.
Arsenal’s coach, Mikel Arteta who once told reporters that he has tried his best for Ozil and has been fair with him, recently revealed that Arsenal are open to let the player go once a favorable deal is placed on the table for him.
Recall that Mikel Arteta failed to feature Ozil towards the end of the 2019-2020 season citing that he decided to keep him out of the team due to ” footballing reason”. Since the commencement of the 2020-2021 season, the midfielder has not played any competitive game.
Ozil is not even listed on Arsenal’s Premier League team for the first part of this season. He was also left out on the club’s Europa League team’s list for this season.
Due to his ill-fortune at the club, he has been strongly linked with a move to Major League Soccer side DC United and Turkish club Fenerbahce.
The interest of Fenerbahce in Mesut Ozil was raised during an interview with Fenerbahce’s coach on Thursday after the club’s league win over Alanyaspor, the coach confirmed that the Turkish side is interested in the midfielder but said the interest would be made clearer in the coming days.
“Mesut Ozil’s situation will become clear in the coming days,” Bulut said. “Mesut’s name is very common.
“It is not possible for me to comment before he comes.”
Based on the comment of the Fenerbahce’s coach, it seems Mesut Ozil’s next club is located in his second home country Turkey. If the deal scale through, it would be a huge win for Arsenal that seem determined to cash out on Ozil before June 30, when the player would walk away for free.
This city … 🙌🏼🇹🇷 #throwback #Istanbul pic.twitter.com/6gani0scjL— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) January 5, 2021