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Mesut Ozil is a Fenerbahce fan and could join the Turkish giants Arsenal this month, according to agent Erkut Sogut.
The 32-year-old has not played for Arsenal since last March after being frozen by first team manager Mikel Arteta.
Ozil is in the final six months of his contract with Emirates Stadium and revealed on Monday that he is attracted to moving to Turkey or the United States.
Agent Sogut is hopeful that his client will find a new club soon, with ongoing discussions with clubs about a possible deal in the January window.
“Ozil is not a normal Fenerbahce fan. He’s a fanatic. He would only come to Turkey to play for Fenerbahce. I hope it happens, ”Sogut told beIN Sports Turkey.
“This transfer needs a process. It would be wrong to say certain things before something happens, but I hope it does. “
– Mesut Özil (@ MesutOzil1088) January 12, 2021
Sogut added: “It will be a great moment for Mesut to come to Fenerbahce, as a great fan. But at the moment, I can’t say what the possibilities are. We have to see both sides of the image.
“Before the papers are signed, there is nothing final. Even if we reach a verbal agreement before the contracts are signed, no one can say that this deal is done. “
Major League Soccer’s DC United has also been credited with an interest in Ozil, who has spent the past seven and a half years with Arsenal.
Only Kevin De Bruyne (74), David Silva (63) and Christian Eriksen (62) have provided more assists in the Premier League than Ozil’s 54 since the start of 2013-14.
Arteta hinted last week that there is no turning back for the German at Arsenal, but Sogut suggested that he can remain in north London until his contract expires.
Sogut said: “If this is a good move, let’s hope it happens; if not, we don’t want it. Let’s wait for the process so that people now understand what Mesut wants to do from his tweets. “
Ozil hasn’t played a minute of football this season after being left out of Arsenal’s Premier League and Europa League teams, but Sogut doesn’t see that being a problem.
He said: “There have been no setbacks, he trains with the first team and the lack of game time is a problem that can be solved quickly. He will become a 90-minute player in no time. “