Mesut Ozil is ready to end his eight-year stay at Arsenal with a move to Turkish side Fenerbache.
The 32-year old German is on the verge of signing a 3-year deal with the side, turning down a move to MLS side DC United.
Turkish broadcasters, NTVSpo, claim a deal has been agreed and it is only a matter of time until the deal is completed.
Signing in 2013, Ozil moved to the Gunners on deadline day, for a then record of £42.5 million pounds from Real Madrid.
Ozil was a key figure under former Arsenal Boss, Arsene Wenger. Breaking the record for consecutive games with an assist in the 2014/15 season. Additionally, recording 19 assists in the 2015/16 season, bettered by only Thierry Henry in Premier League history.
After Wenger’s departure, Ozil struggled under Unai Emery, and has been completely frozen out by Mikel Arteta.
The German was left out of the Gunner’s Premier League and Europa League squads for this season, not featuring at all since March.
At times this season, Arsenal have found themselves desperate for a creative midfielder to reverse their poor form. However, despite technical director, Edu’s, suggestion that Ozil should be recalled, Arteta hasn’t budged, instead favouring young Emile Smith-Rowe.
Comments from Ozil’s agent:
Discussing the transfer rumours Ozil’s agent, Dr Erkut Sogut, told ESPN’s James Olley:
“He might stay at Arsenal until the summer but he might go. Mesut’s priority is to stay but you never know in football, things can change very fast.
“If we want to leave in January, I need to talk to Arsenal. If we sign for the summer, we don’t need to. That’s the situation.
“In the next seven to ten days. it will be a little clearer as now the transfer window is open, things can move faster.”
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