Ozil travels to Turkey to seal Fenerbahce shift soon after indicating Arsenal goodbyes

The Gunners midfielder will sign up for the Turkish giants on a no cost transfer

The Gunners midfielder will sign up for the Turkish giants on a no cost transfer following agreeing to cancel his deal in north London

Mesut Ozil is on his way to Turkey to finish his free of charge transfer to Fenerbahce.

The 32-12 months-aged claimed his goodbyes to his Arsenal crew-mates and personnel at the club’s London Colney education foundation on Sunday, bringing to an conclusion his seven-and-a-50 %-yr continue to be in north London.

Arsenal have given him authorization to journey to Istanbul where by he will now endure a healthcare ahead of finalising his swap to Fenerbahce, the club he grew up supporting as a boy.

The necessary paperwork will then have to have to be finished, with Arsenal and Ozil getting arrived at an arrangement to see his £350,000-a-week deal – which is due to expire in the summer season – cancelled early.

Sources at Arsenal say there will be no formal announcement about the Entire world Cup winner’s exit right up until all the regular processes have been completed.

But Ozil has spoken to Turkish channel NTV ahead of his go.

“I am very thrilled and pleased,” he said. “I am a Fenerbahce admirer. As a Fenerbahce fan, god built it possible to don that jersey. I will do my very best.

“Tonight I will appear to Istanbul with my family members. The flight time is not clear. I’ll be there tonight.”

Fenerbahce also verified the move was in development, declaring: “Negotiations have started on the transfer of expert soccer player Mesut Ozil.”

There will be large relief at Arsenal that a saga that has run given that the start out of the season, when Ozil was still left out of Mikel Arteta’s 25-person Leading League squad, has now arrive to an close.

Ozil had constantly insisted he would keep on being at Arsenal until the end of his deal, but the prospect to go to his beloved Fenerbahce has found a extraordinary alter of stance.

Speaking previously in the thirty day period, Ozil’s agent Erkut Sogut said: “Everyone is aware of that Mesut is from Fenerbahce. Mesut is not just a soccer player. Mesut is Fenerbahce.

“He normally reported that if he arrived to Turkey, he would only enjoy for Fenerbahce. I imagine it is extremely essential that Mesut will come not only as a footballer but also as a lover of Fenerbahce.

“There is a procedure at the instant. We can’t say it really is more than until eventually we’ve signed it in the system. I hope it transpires.”

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

He made 184 Premier League appearances for the Gunners, scoring 33 objectives and environment up a even further 54.

Arsenal gained four FA Cups for the duration of his time in north London and he was named the club’s player of the season in 2015-16 following registering 19 assists.