In theory, Mesut Ozil and Arsenal have reached an agreement that will see his contract terminated.
Earlier this season, the German international was left out of Arsenal’s Premier League and Europa League rosters, meaning his limited presence in matchdays has become something of a non-issue.
This season, Mesut Ozil has not registered for Arsenal’s Premier League or Europa League squads | Robin Jones/Getty Images
Speculation has continued to circle over the past few months about where his future lies, although Ozil recently maintained that he will uphold the contract he signed with the club back in 2018.
Despite indicating that he had no intention of leaving the Emirates Stadium before the expiry of his contract in summer 2021, that did not stop a whole host of clubs from lodging their interest in the 32-year-old.
MLS outfit DC United has been keeping tabs on Ozil, and at some point, he is keen to explore a move to North America. But Fenerbahce remained the front runners in the race to sign him, with the German recently revealing that he would never consider signing for any other Turkish side during a social media Q&A session.
Throughout the January transfer window, Mikel Arteta has remained coy, but he has conceded that the club and the player are in daily negotiations, and the end to the transfer saga seems to be in sight soon.
The Athletic claim that Ozil and Arsenal have now reached in principle an agreement that will see his contract terminated at the Premier League club.
Not only is Ozil’s Arsenal departure close to being confirmed, but he also understood that his next destination was chosen; Fenerbahce won the race to secure his services. It is agreed that he will sign a long-term contract and that by the end of the weekend he will fly to Turkey to sign on the dotted line.