Ozil travels to Turkey to seal Fenerbahce transfer after expressing Arsenal goodbyes

The Gunners midfielder will sign up for the Turkish giants on a cost-free transfer just…

The Gunners midfielder will sign up for the Turkish giants on a cost-free transfer just after agreeing to cancel his agreement in north London

Mesut Ozil is on his way to Turkey to entire his no cost transfer to Fenerbahce.

The 32-12 months-previous stated his goodbyes to his Arsenal staff-mates and team at the club’s London Colney instruction foundation on Sunday, bringing to an close his 7-and-a-50 percent-calendar year stay in north London.

Arsenal have presented him authorization to journey to Istanbul exactly where he will now bear a health-related just before finalising his switch to Fenerbahce, the club he grew up supporting as a boy.

The essential paperwork will then want to be concluded, with Arsenal and Ozil obtaining reached an settlement to see his £350,000-a-week agreement – which is owing to expire in the summer – cancelled early.

Resources at Arsenal say there will be no official announcement about the Entire world Cup winner’s exit until finally all the common processes have been concluded.

But Ozil has spoken to Turkish channel NTV in advance of his move.

“I am pretty enthusiastic and happy,” he reported. “I am a Fenerbahce admirer. As a Fenerbahce fan, god created it possible to use that jersey. I will do my very best.

“Tonight I will come to Istanbul with my household. The flight time is not distinct. I’ll be there tonight.”

Fenerbahce also confirmed the move was in development, indicating: “Negotiations have started on the transfer of professional football player Mesut Ozil.”

There will be substantial aid at Arsenal that a saga that has run considering that the commence of the season, when Ozil was remaining out of Mikel Arteta’s 25-person Premier League squad, has now come to an conclusion.

Ozil had generally insisted he would continue being at Arsenal till the finish of his deal, but the prospect to move to his beloved Fenerbahce has found a remarkable improve of stance.

Speaking previously in the month, Ozil’s agent Erkut Sogut reported: “Everyone is aware that Mesut is from Fenerbahce. Mesut is not just a soccer participant. Mesut is Fenerbahce.

“He usually explained that if he arrived to Turkey, he would only perform for Fenerbahce. I think it is pretty important that Mesut arrives not only as a footballer but also as a lover of Fenerbahce.

“There is a system at the instant. We are not able to say it is really in excess of right until we have signed it in the approach. I hope it occurs.”

Ozil joined Arsenal from Real Madrid in 2013 for what was then a club-report payment of £42 million ($57m).

He manufactured 184 Premier League appearances for the Gunners, scoring 33 targets and location up a more 54.

Arsenal received 4 FA Cups during his time in north London and he was named the club’s player of the year in 2015-16 immediately after registering 19 assists.