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Turkish Fenerbahçe is ‘90% ‘confident that they will close a deal for Arsenal’s Mesut Özil in the January transfer window.
The 32-year-old has long been linked to a move away from Emirates Stadium, as Gunners boss Mikel Arteta deemed it a surplus of requirements.
The former Real Madid player became the club’s record signing in 2013 for 42.5 million pounds, and would become a point man with Arsene Wenger. In 2018, the former Germany international extended his contract at the Emirates, with his salary of £ 350,000 a week, meaning the club is finding it increasingly difficult to find a potential suitor.
However, with Özil’s deal set to expire in the summer, Fenerbahçe have confirmed that they are confident of securing the 32-year-old’s services in January, and club congressman Murat Zorlu said they know in good faith that the deal It’s almost finished. done.
A source who is very well connected to the club has told me that Mesut Özil is likely to become a Fenerbahçe player during the next transfer window. I’d say 90% will join us in a month. ”
Zorlu said Digital sports.
Ozil has yet to play a single minute of football this campaign as he has been omitted from Arsenal’s Premier League and Europa League squads.
The German has continually insisted that he wants to see the remainder of his contract in North London and is even said to have refused to leave the club previously, despite Arsenal’s willingness to terminate his contract. This season, he has been remarkably active on social media supporting his teammates.
However, with a shift to Turkey increasingly likely, it appears that the German’s spell on England will come to an end. If the move is finalized in January, Özil will leave the Emirates with 254 appearances, scoring 44 goals.