Mesut Ozil is on his way to Turkey to comprehensive his totally free transfer to Fenerbahce.
The 32-year-aged mentioned his goodbyes to his Arsenal group-mates and personnel at the club’s London Colney coaching base on Sunday, bringing to an conclude his seven-and-a-fifty percent-year keep in north London.
Arsenal have offered him authorization to travel to Istanbul the place he will now undergo a clinical prior to finalising his change to Fenerbahce, the club he grew up supporting as a boy.
The needed paperwork will then will need to be concluded, with Arsenal and Ozil possessing reached an agreement to see his £350,000-a-7 days agreement – which is owing to expire in the summer – cancelled early.
Resources at Arsenal say there will be no formal announcement about the Globe Cup winner’s exit until all the regular processes have been finished.
But Ozil has spoken to Turkish channel NTV in advance of his shift.
“I am extremely fired up and satisfied,” he mentioned. “I am a Fenerbahce supporter. As a Fenerbahce lover, god created it doable to dress in that jersey. I will do my best.
“Tonight I will appear to Istanbul with my loved ones. The flight time is not clear. I am going to be there tonight.”
Fenerbahce also confirmed the shift was in progress, saying: “Negotiations have started on the transfer of qualified football player Mesut Ozil.”
There will be substantial reduction at Arsenal that a saga that has run given that the get started of the time, when Ozil was left out of Mikel Arteta’s 25-male Leading League squad, has now arrive to an conclude.
Ozil experienced constantly insisted he would continue being at Arsenal until eventually the end of his agreement, but the likelihood to transfer to his beloved Fenerbahce has noticed a remarkable change of stance.
Speaking previously in the thirty day period, Ozil’s agent Erkut Sogut mentioned: “Everyone is aware that Mesut is from Fenerbahce. Mesut is not just a football participant. Mesut is Fenerbahce.
“He always stated that if he arrived to Turkey, he would only play for Fenerbahce. I feel it is very important that Mesut will come not only as a footballer but also as a lover of Fenerbahce.
“There is a procedure at the minute. We cannot say it is around until eventually we have signed it in the procedure. I hope it comes about.”
Ozil joined Arsenal from Real Madrid in 2013 for what was then a club-history rate of £42 million ($57m).
He built 184 Premier League appearances for the Gunners, scoring 33 ambitions and environment up a even further 54.
Arsenal won 4 FA Cups for the duration of his time in north London and he was named the club’s participant of the year in 2015-16 after registering 19 assists.