Former Real Madrid and Arsenal player Mesut Ozil has admitted that he wants to stay and fight for a place in his childhood club Fenerbahce.
The prolific midfielder has only two years left in this contract with the club but their new coach Jorge Jesus has told him that he won’t play for Fenerbahce again.
Ozil was a regular bench warmer when interim manager Ismail Kartal was in charge. Ismail Kartal stated that he doesn’t trust Ozil’s fitness.
However, his agent, Dr. Erkut Sogut had revealed that Ozil might move into other things if the relationship between the player and the Turkish club continues to deteriorate. The agent told The Telegraph last week: “He will go more into esports, play himself and maybe become an esports athlete.
“He’s really good, to be honest, at Fortnite and I think one day I wouldn’t be surprised if he is competing. He owns a team – M10 Esports – and he has players. He has a gaming house in Germany. He has football, like Fifa, and Fortnite.”
On Tuesday, June 21, 2022, the German midfielder took to his Instagram page to reveal that he still has some unfulfilled goals at his childhood Turkish club which he is determined to achieve despite his issues at the club.
In the Instagram post, Mesut Ozil wrote: “I wanted to make this statement to prevent the discrediting of myself in the public and to inform our community correctly.
“First of all, I am continuing my preparations individually with a special program, and I patiently wait for my time to come in order to re-join my childhood love and contribute. “I did not come to Fenerbahce and my homeland Turkey for a holiday.
“Every time I sweat in our glorious jersey, I have no purpose other than to contribute. “I have many goals that I would like to meet with Fenerbahce, my childhood love. I will not quit football until I do these things. “Both me and my club are going through a process inherent in football. “It is my greatest desire to serve my beloved Fenerbahçe by getting through this process in the best way possible.
“My request to our fans is that they do not give credence to the fake news in the media.”
Mesut Ozil played 25 games for Fenerbahce last season, scoring just 8 goals and assisting twice in all competitions.
The German midfielder was once regarded as the best midfielder in the world during his time with Spanish champions Real Madrid.
His reckoning in the game dropped drastically from 2019 under the tutelage of coach Mikel Arteta at Arsenal. He was forced to leave the Premier League club for Fenerbahce ahead of the 2021-2022 season due to the Irreconcilable Differences between him and the Spanish coach.