Mesut Ozil is on his way to Turkey to total his free transfer to Fenerbahce.
The 32-year-old claimed his goodbyes to his Arsenal staff-mates and workers at the club’s London Colney teaching base on Sunday, bringing to an conclude his seven-and-a-fifty percent-yr stay in north London.
Arsenal have presented him permission to journey to Istanbul wherever he will now undergo a professional medical right before finalising his switch to Fenerbahce, the club he grew up supporting as a boy.
The required paperwork will then need to have to be completed, with Arsenal and Ozil getting reached an settlement to see his £350,000-a-7 days agreement – which is due to expire in the summer time – cancelled early.
Resources at Arsenal say there will be no official announcement about the Planet Cup winner’s exit until all the regular processes have been completed.
But Ozil has spoken to Turkish channel NTV ahead of his move.
“I am extremely thrilled and joyful,” he mentioned. “I am a Fenerbahce admirer. As a Fenerbahce lover, god designed it achievable to use that jersey. I will do my most effective.
“Tonight I will occur to Istanbul with my relatives. The flight time is not apparent. I will be there tonight.”
Fenerbahce also verified the go was in progress, telling the Turkish inventory trade: “Negotiations have started on the transfer of skilled soccer player Mesut Ozil.”
There will be big reduction at Arsenal that a saga that has operate considering that the start of the season, when Ozil was still left out of Mikel Arteta’s 25-person Premier League squad, has now come to an conclusion.
Ozil had normally insisted he would continue to be at Arsenal till the stop of his deal, but the possibility to transfer to his beloved Fenerbahce has witnessed a extraordinary modify of stance.
Talking before in the month, Ozil’s agent Erkut Sogut explained: “Everyone is aware that Mesut is from Fenerbahce. Mesut is not just a soccer participant. Mesut is Fenerbahce.
“He often explained that if he came to Turkey, he would only engage in for Fenerbahce. I think it is really significant that Mesut will come not only as a footballer but also as a lover of Fenerbahce.
“There is a procedure at the second. We are unable to say it is around until we’ve signed it in the course of action. I hope it takes place.”
Ozil joined Arsenal from Real Madrid in 2013 for what was then a club-document payment of £42 million ($57m).
He manufactured 184 Premier League appearances for the Gunners, scoring 33 aims and location up a additional 54.
Arsenal won 4 FA Cups all through his time in north London and he was named the club’s participant of the season in 2015-16 immediately after registering 19 helps.