It’s been a long time to come but finally Arsenal have parted ways with Mesut Ozil. Finally, we can turn a new leaf and not have to hear about his sky-high salaries again – at least that’s what we thought.
The Germany international signed for his childhood club Fenerbahce, and – no matter how good a player he is – you’d like to think that having seen the financial pressure the Gunners have been under due to the £ 18million salary per year of Ozil, the Turkish giants would make sure they could afford the £ 13million per year they were offering him.
Well, apparently not.
It’s only been a few days since signing for the Super Lig, and already club president Ali Koc is asking his fans to subsidize Ozil’s wages.
The Turkish giants are – how can we put this – in a situation of financial trouble and currently find themselves in debt of £ 460million.
Despite their money problems, the chance to upgrade the 32-year-old to a free transfer from Arsenal was clearly too good an opportunity to refuse, and after making the deal the club have now put a system in place. of text that fans will see. donate £ 2 every time they send a message.
Koc has begged the fans for their financial support and he believes the club could raise up to £ 2million with the help of their fan base.
“We have a demand for our fans – please continue to support us, we also depend on your financial support,” he said as reported to the Daily Mail. “On signing day, I will ask you to break a record. With an SMS campaign.
“Maybe 300,000, 500,000 or maybe even a million texts are collected. This support will do us very well. ”
Ozil has signed a three-and-a-half-year contract in Turkey, a deal that will see him stay at the club until the summer of 2024.
Better to send SMS to Fenerbahce fans …