Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil is set to join Fenerbahce after both he and the Turkish giants confirmed his impending move on Sunday.
Ozil has been frozen out at the Emirates Stadium this season after not being registered for the Gunners' Premier League and UEFA Europa League squads and is expected to leave the club after arriving in Turkey to undergo a medical with Fenerbahce.
The 32-year-old former Germany international is reported to be in negotiations with Arsenal to terminate his contract prematurely and confirmed that he is set to join the Super Lig side once all of the necessary the paperwork has been finalised.
"I am a Fenerbahce fan. That is why I am very happy to be coming to Turkey with Fenerbahce," Ozil said on NTV h/t Sky Sports. "I’m very excited. God gave me the chance to wear this jersey as a Fenerbahce fan. God willing, I will carry it with honour and do everything I can for the team.
Ozil, who joined Arsenal from Real Madrid in 2013, is said to earn £350 000 (R7.2 million) per week in London but will take a heavy pay-cut in order to join Fenerbahce, where he is expected to sign a three-and-a-half-year deal in the coming days.
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