Ozil’s future will be ‘a little clearer’ in the next seven to ten days

Mesut Ozil’s future will be a little clearer in the next seven to ten days, according to ESPN.

The player’s agent, Dr. Erkut Sogut, has admitted that he could leave the club in the January transfer window but has reiterated that the 32-year-old’s priority is to stay until the summer. He 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 ten days, it will be a little clearer as now the transfer window is open, things can move faster.”

The German playmaker has been strongly linked with a move to Fenerbahce in the January transfer window by the Turkish media and some, like A Spor, have gone so far as to claim that the transfer is as good as a done deal. They are claiming that Ozil will sign a three-and-a-half year deal with the Turkish club. 

It is being reported that Arsenal pay his wages for the remainder of the season after which he will receive a £2.27 bonus from Fenerbahce and an annual salary of £4.53 million. 

Ozil has been linked with Fenerbahce for a number of years and the Turkish side’s hierarchy have made it clear that he would be a dream signing. It is believed that Ozil, his agent and the Turkish club held a secret meeting regarding a transfer recently. Despite these rumours, no official announcement has been made regarding a transfer.

The former Real Madrid man is also understood to be in talks with MLS side DC United regarding a transfer, according to Chris Wheatley of football.london. The American side have offered the player an attractive package which includes the expansion of his M10 brand across the country. Dr. Erkut Sogut, the World Cup winner’s agent, has close ties with DC United executive Sam Porter which could play a big role in any deal materialising. 

The Gunners are keen on moving on fringe players in their squad and successfully negotiating Ozil’s exit six months before his contract expires would be seen as a big victory for the North London club. 

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