Mesut Ozil “concludes three-year agreement” with Turkish giant Fenerbahce

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has had “advanced talks” with the club Washington DC United over a possible move to Major League Soccer this month, but reports in Turkey have since claimed that a late deal with Fenerbahce had been concluded instead.

Ozil was frozen in Arsenal’s season and has not played for the club since March 2020. His hugely lucrative contract signed in 2018 is coming to an end and his stay in North London will end before the end of January if a suitable agreement is reached. arranged.

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Ozil hasn’t played for Arsenal since March 2020 | Harriet Lander / Copa / Getty Images

It has been suggested that DC United offered Ozil the chance to be the club’s new face, give him their own product line, be willing to advertise their “39 Steps Coffee” brand in their stadium and the will help develop his personality. Mark “M10” in North America.

It has also been suggested that he was offered to Juventus, while Genoa was named as a club that has expressed interest.

Yet just as a deal with DC United seemed to be close (it could still be), reports from Sabah and others in Turkey suggested that Ozil had reached a tentative deal with Fenerbahce on a three-year contract. and a half until summer 2024.

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MLS club DC United want Ozil | Jose L. Argueta / ISI Photos / Getty Images

It is said that only the last details of the deal need to be flattened. Ozil isn’t a free agent until the summer, but it has already been suggested that Arsenal could release him sooner.

Whether it was simply coincidence or not, Ozil shared a timely return image of himself to Istanbul on his Instagram account as the reports in Turkey came out.

Although a German by birth, Ozil is extremely proud of Turkish heritage and has grown closer and closer to the country in recent years. He has long been linked with a move to Turkey before retiring and is a personal friend with current President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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