MESUT OZIL’S agent has confirmed the out-of-favour Arsenal midfielder ‘might go’ as transfer speculation intensifies.
Reports in Turkey today claimed the £350,000-a-week German World Cup winner had signed a three-and-a-half year deal with Fenerbahce.
Mesut Ozil could be finally leaving Arsenal this monthCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Only a day earlier Football.London claimed that MLS side DC United have offered the 32-year-old an ‘attractive’ package to join the club, with negotiations at an ‘advanced stage’.
Now his agent has admitted for the first time that the player could indeed leave before his deal runs out in the summer.
Speaking to ESPN, Dr Erkut Sogut said: “We were not allowed to talk legally before January 1 so now we are just starting to look at the options with the numbers and details.
“I can’t talk about the clubs directly because it would be unprofessional but generally, there is six months left on the contract and it is nothing unusual that we will talk to people about different opportunities and try to find the best option for Mesut.
“He might stay at Arsenal until the summer but he might go. Mesut’s priority is to stay but you never know in football, things can change very fast.
“For the moment, we are just checking all the options for January and the summer.
“If we want to leave in January, I need to talk to Arsenal. If we sign for the summer, we don’t need to. That’s the situation.
“In the next seven to 10 days, it will be a little clearer as now the transfer window is open, things can move faster.”
Ozil’s agent Dr Erkut Sogut confirmed his player may leave Arsenal soonCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Mikel Arteta left the 32-year-old playmaker out of both his Premier League and European squads as he appeared to try and force him out of the Emirates.
Now reports from DHA in Turkey claim his Arsenal misery is over after he agreed to join Turkish giants Fenerbahce.
Up until their mini revival over the festive period, Arsenal had struggled for form.
Some believed that could lead to Ozil coming back into the fold when Arteta names his 25-man squads for domestic competitions and the Europa League at the end of this month.
Arteta had also stated that the attacker would not be offered a golden handshake to walkaway from the club.