Mesut Ozil’s agent provides update on Arsenal outcast’s future

Mesut Ozil’s agent has confirmed that while his client moves to Turkey this month, he only wants to join Fenerbahce.

Ozil is generally expected to leave Arsenal in January and end a scorching few years. The attacking midfielder has barely featured in the past two seasons, with Mikel Arteta even leaving him out of the Gunners’ 25-man squad in the Premier League at the start of the campaign.

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Ozil had a frustrating time at Arsenal in recent years | James Williamson – AMA / Getty Images

MLS’s Fenerbahce and DC United have both reportedly led the race for his signing recently, however 90 mins Understand that the Turkish side have reached a deal to sign him on loan this month, before signing him for good when his contract expires at the end of the season.

Recently, Ozil said he would like to play in both Turkey and the United States before he retires. His agent Erkut Sogut has since said that the only Turkish club he would consider joining is Fener, while also giving an update on the progress of negotiations.

“Mesut Ozil can now meet any club of his choice, sign a contract. Whatever is best for Mesut, ”he told beIN sports (via Asist Analiz).

“Mesut only lacks fitness. There is no shortage of training. Mesut is in good shape at the moment. Everyone knows that Mesut is from Fenerbahce. He announced it yesterday. Mesut is not just a football player. Mesut is Fenerbahce.

“He always said that if he came to Turkey he would only play for Fenerbahce. I think it is very important that Mesut comes not only as a footballer but also as a lover of Fenerbahce. There is a process at the moment. We can. I’m not saying it’s over until we sign it in the process. I hope so. “

It had been suggested that Ozil might choose to sign for Istanbul Basaksehir, thanks to his close relationship with Turkish President and club chairman Recep Tayyip Erdogan. However, these comments corroborate what 90 mins learned last week. Namely, that Erdogan is ready to let Ozil choose his destination and that he is ready to use his influence to make things happen, with the aim of boosting national prestige.