Ozil transfer news: Turkish club Fenerbahce validate relocation for Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil
Mesut Ozil move news (Image courtesy: Twitter.com/ MesutOzil1088).
Fenerbahce are signing 32-year-old German midfielder Mesut Ozil, who is set to end his eight-year spell at Premier League side Arsenal, the Turkish club revealed on Sunday.
Ozil earlier said he was “extremely fired up” to play for the former Turkish champions and that he was fit in spite of missing out on almost a year of football.
He has not played for Arsenal because March and was excluded of their Premier League and Europa League teams this season.
Ozil has actually long been related to a relocate to Fenerbahce, Turkey’s 2nd most decorated club, who said in a statement here on Sunday: “Our club is bringing Mesut Ozil to Istanbul to continue the transfer procedures.”.
Speaking to Turkish broadcaster NTV, Ozil, who has Turkish origins, said he was eagerly anticipating playing for Fenerbahce, a club he stated he has supported all his life, adding he would show up in Istanbul early on Monday to seal his move.
” I am a Fenerbahce fan. That is why I am really pleased to be coming to Turkey with Fenerbahce,” he said.
” I’m really excited. God offered me the possibility to use this jersey as a Fenerbahce fan. God willing, I will bring it with honour and do whatever I can for the team,” he included.
” Naturally, I’m missing a couple of matches. I haven’t played in a match in a while, however I am healthy, I have no issues,” he stated, adding that he had actually been training with the first group at Arsenal throughout his time off the pitch.
Ozil likewise published an image on Twitter here which revealed his household seated inside a personal jet with Fenerbahce flags in the background.
Arsenal have yet announce his departure but British media reported on Saturday that they had reached an agreement in concept to terminate the World Cup-winner’s agreement.
Checked in 2013 for a then-club record fee of about 42 million pounds ($ 57 million) from Real Madrid, Ozil played a crucial role under Arsene Wenger in ending Arsenal’s prize dry spell, winning the FA Cup in his first season.
But he was marginalised under Wenger’s replacement Unai Emery and by current manager Mikel Arteta, who said the gamer’s omission from the team was for “football reasons”.