"Focus on yourself and keep pushing yourself." Mesut Özil wrote this on the weekend under an Instagram photo of himself from Arsenal training.
With a hat on, he fits the ball on it. For months, the offensive star has been outside the traditional English club and is no longer even nominated for the Premier League squad.
In all likelihood, the world champion will soon be training and playing elsewhere.
Fenerbahce Istanbul will soon try to sign Özil with the help of sponsors.
The reports "Bild am Sonntag".
A change is under discussion this winter, at the latest next summer.
Özil's contract with Arsenal ends on June 30, 2021, and he is expected to earn almost 20 million euros a year at the club.
According to the report, they are working in the Turkish capital to offer the 32-year-old an annual salary of ten million euros.
“Fenerbahce is unable to bear such a financial burden.
It's a beautiful dream.
If the dream came true, it would be great, ”says club president Ali Koc, one of the potential sponsors.
Fenerbahce is very confident
Koc comes from a wealthy entrepreneurial family and should be willing to take on part of Özil's salary.
In return, the former international could advertise Koc's companies.
The second person supposed to fund the deal is apparently media entrepreneur Acun Ilicali.
The 51-year-old is friends with Özil and his wife Amine, was a guest at their wedding and could make the difference.
The 0-2 win against South Korea at the 2018 World Cup was Mesut Özil's last international match.
A dirty breakup followed
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The deal should run through the consultant Muzzi Özcan.
He has allegedly negotiated several times with Fenerbahce sports director Emre Belözoglu.
Obviously with success.
Murat Zorlu, member of the Fenerbahce Congress, said: "90 percent of Özil will join us during the winter break."
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