If he has not played since last March with Arsenal, Mesut Ozil is in his last year of contract with the Gunners. Not yet used by Mikel Arteta this season, the German attacking midfielder should revive at Fenerbahce according to Bild. Only the date of his arrival seems to raise questions.
The links between Mesut Ozil and the Fenerbahce are not recent. Already in December 2019, the Turkish press relayed an interest of the Istanbul club for the attacking midfielder who is still playing at Arsenal. A year later, and since Mikel Arteta’s appointment to the Gunners bench, Ozil has become undesirable on the London side.
Highest-paid Arsenal player, Mesut Ozil will come to the end of his contract in June 2021, the opportunity to relaunch a career spoiled in recent months by his sidelining. According to Bild this Friday, a meeting has taken place in recent days between the leaders of Fenerbahce and Ozil, to discuss a future transfer for the 32-year-old.
A transfer in January?
Nevertheless, it would not really be a transfer since it would be necessary to wait until next summer to see Ozil land in Turkey, as a free player. The 2014 world champion would even be ready to make significant salary concessions to engage with this new training.
For now, Mesut Ozil is removed from the professional group at Arsenal, where he is not even on the club’s list of players to play in the Premier League or the Europa League. A situation that the player regrets, feeling betrayed after having, according to him, always shown loyalty to the club.
In Turkey, optimism remains in any case to be able to attract Mesut Ozil from January. One of the leaders of the Turkish club estimated at 90% the chances of seeing the German international join Fenerbahce from the next transfer window. Of Turkish origin, it seems in any case clear that Mesut Ozil will no longer wear the shirt of Arsenal, he who joined the Premier League in 2013.