Mesut Ozil has travelled to Istanbul to finalise his transfer to Fenerbahce
The Arsenal playmaker said goodbye to his teammates at the club’s London Colney instruction floor in advance of his transfer to Turkey.
The German turned down a profitable transfer to MLS side DC United soon after staying supplied a 3-and-a-half-year deal by the Turkish side, who he supported as a boy.
A short Fenerbahce assertion mentioned: “Our club is bringing Mesut Özil to Istanbul to keep on the transfer processes.”
The 32-yr-outdated has not featured for the Gunners due to the fact final March and manager Mikel Arteta left him out of his 25-man squad for the Leading League and the Europa League this period.
Ozil was owing to obtain additional than £7million in wages prior to his £350,000-a-week deal expired in June – and it is comprehended the German desired every single penny.
Arsenal, determined for a summary to the saga, ultimately agreed a fork out-off so Ozil can leave as a free agent this month, instead than see out the remainder of his deal on the sidelines.
Earlier on Sunday he tweeted the quantity 67 in emojis, suggesting that is the jersey he’ll don with the Turkish side.
The German splits feeling, from those people who look at him a sufferer of the full saga to all those who see him as additional of a mercenary.
Martin Keown, the previous defender who created 449 appearances for Arsenal, was just one of the first to propose the latter, but he has under no circumstances doubted Ozil’s mercurial expertise.
“It hurts me that a player of that talent cannot get on the football pitch, it’s a crying shame,” Keown informed White and Jordan on talkSPORT.
“For me, he does not go down as a legend, because he does not match the electrical power and resolve of legends that I’ve witnessed at that soccer club.
“If he experienced Tierney’s dedication, coupled with that capability, he might’ve gone down as the very best player ever to enjoy for Arsenal.”