Mesut Ozil is on his way to Turkey to entire his free of charge transfer to Fenerbahce.
The 32-year-old claimed his goodbyes to his Arsenal team-mates and team at the club’s London Colney instruction base on Sunday, bringing to an close his seven-and-a-fifty percent-12 months continue to be in north London.
Arsenal have supplied him authorization to journey to Istanbul where he will now bear a health-related ahead of finalising his change to Fenerbahce, the club he grew up supporting as a boy.
The important paperwork will then want to be finished, with Arsenal and Ozil acquiring achieved an settlement to see his £350,000-a-week contract – which is due to expire in the summer season – cancelled early.
Resources at Arsenal say there will be no official announcement about the Planet Cup winner’s exit right up until all the common processes have been accomplished.
But Ozil has spoken to Turkish channel NTV in advance of his shift.
“I am quite fired up and delighted,” he explained. “I am a Fenerbahce enthusiast. As a Fenerbahce enthusiast, god built it possible to dress in that jersey. I will do my ideal.
“Tonight I will appear to Istanbul with my relatives. The flight time is not obvious. I am going to be there tonight.”
Fenerbahce also confirmed the transfer was in progress, telling the Turkish inventory trade: “Negotiations have started on the transfer of qualified football participant Mesut Ozil.”
There will be big reduction at Arsenal that a saga that has run considering the fact that the begin of the season, when Ozil was left out of Mikel Arteta’s 25-male Premier League squad, has now come to an finish.
Ozil had usually insisted he would stay at Arsenal until eventually the conclusion of his contract, but the opportunity to go to his beloved Fenerbahce has observed a spectacular improve of stance.
Talking before in the thirty day period, Ozil’s agent Erkut Sogut explained: “Everyone understands that Mesut is from Fenerbahce. Mesut is not just a football player. Mesut is Fenerbahce.
“He normally explained that if he came to Turkey, he would only perform for Fenerbahce. I think it is quite significant that Mesut arrives not only as a footballer but also as a lover of Fenerbahce.
“There is a approach at the moment. We are not able to say it truly is above right up until we have signed it in the method. I hope it takes place.”
Ozil joined Arsenal from Real Madrid in 2013 for what was then a club-file charge of £42 million ($57m).
He manufactured 184 Leading League appearances for the Gunners, scoring 33 plans and location up a additional 54.
Arsenal received 4 FA Cups in the course of his time in north London and he was named the club’s participant of the year in 2015-16 right after registering 19 helps.