Ozil told me “I am going to play for Fenerbahce” says agent

So it seems that the talks between Arsenal and Mesut Ozil are in full swing, and today the German’s agent Dr. Erkut Sogut has given a long interview with BeINSports regarding the ongoing situation between his client and Arsenal.

Basically he is saying that the basis of the talks will be whether he leaves the club this month or if he leaves in the summer instead. You can bet that Arsenal want him out now, but Sogut and Ozil will be squeezing every last penny out of Arsenal before he squeezes out of the door.

And I do like the way he says “I can’t say too much about this” and then says a hell of a lot! ‘Of course I can’t say too much about this right now because of confidentiality. Even if I want to I couldn’t say too much about this,’ Sogut told beIN Sports (transcribed by the Metro). ‘There’s a short period of time left on Mesut Ozil’s contract. In the summer this contract will finish as everyone knows.

‘At the moment Mesut is free to talk to any club he likes. The rules dictate that you can talk to any club once you get into the final six months of your contract. We’re doing this at the moment. We’re in this process.

‘At the moment Mesut can sign a new contract with whichever club he likes. He is free and he is free to do that. We are doing this and Arsenal know this, of course.

‘Within this there are two alternatives. Either we stay until the end of the season and leave later, or after reaching a deal we can leave in January.

‘Basically, there are two options. Both sides appreciate this and obviously both sides need to be happy to strike a deal. Mesut has been working here for nearly eight years. And because of that these things don’t get sorted in one or two days, unfortunately.

“They are going to be handled correctly and professionally. Hopefully between both sides, especially for us and Mesut, no matter what it can be sorted as soon as possible.

‘If he comes to Turkey then he will play for Fenerbahce, god willing. Mesut has always said this. Let me tell you he has told me, ‘in my football career I am going to play for Fenerbahce’.

‘I’ve been working with him for eight years and we have touched on this topic a few times and Mesut always said, ‘one day I’m going to play for Fenerbahce’.

‘Like I said, I can’t give you a percentage. As I said a little earlier this is a process. While we’re in the process we have to consider every possibility.

‘To say that something has happened or won’t happened would be wrong. Until the contract has been signed we can’t say anything is finished.

‘And because of that before we have signed our name on the contract no one can say this deal is finished. At the last moment unbelievable things can come up.

‘Let me put it this way… if it’s good it will happen, but if it’s not good then it won’t happen.’

So it looks like this could run and run right up until the last day of the transfer window to sort out all Ozil’s earnings and bonuses into one nice little leaving package.

But I am feeling very confident now that this will be Ozil’s last month at Arsenal….

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16 Comments

  1. gotanidea says:

    Ozil is a very rich footballer. So he’d better forget about the loyalty bonus, take a bit of paycut and leave to revive his career, as what Sanchez, Mkhitaryan and Kolasinac did

    1. Simon says:

      Why should he?.. If i am ozil, i will collect all money due

      1. gotanidea says:

        If he still cares about his career like Sanchez, Mkhitaryan and Kolasinac

    2. Ba Elkhirsawy says:

      If your employer made you redundant and you believed you were doing a good job, wouldn’t you take what laws and your contract allow you to have, even if you do not need it?

      1. Ba Elkhirsawy says:

        Considering you are almost retiring in few years and your woukd decrease and you got married and you feel you are facing often descrimination due to your roots and beliefs.

      2. gotanidea says:

        I’ve been in similar situation, since my ex-employer found some cheaper and younger employees. I moved to other company to pursue my career, because I’m still passionate about my field

  2. Dan kit says:

    I believe he will lose his Loyalty bonus if he goes before his contract his up so if
    I was him I would stay, he been nothing but loyal TBH , never once slagged the club off that I know of even when not picked for this season .
    He a quiet bloke who’s only crime is to earn a lot of money which some fans are obsessed about .
    Arteta could still use him for the second half of the season and he could be quite useful if we get hit with injuries.

    1. lcw says:

      What a turn of event. Pep Guardiola says Manchester City have rediscovered their form after telling his players to “stop running”.

      If that does not prove MA wrong, I don’t know what does.

      So are we done with the non sense of press and defend?
      Are we done with stacking 20 payers on one side of the pitch?
      Are we done with vilifying no 10?

      The answer is YES to all 3 so hopefully MA sees the light and returns to playing Arsenal football.

      Even his mentor did.

      1. Joe. S says:

        Totally agree lcw. Next two games will tell though.

  3. patH says:

    His agent said absolutely nothing than has not been said a million times before. The simple truth is that Ozil has a water tight contract till the end of the season and unless the terms of that contract are met in full it is likely that he will not leave. Of course if AFC pay up his contract then that will change the whole situation. In this case AFC will not get any fee for him but could save some money even if they pay him off in full.

  4. Ba Elkhirsawy says:

    If your employer made you redundant and you believed you were doing a good job, wouldn’t you take what laws and your contract allow you to have, even if you do not need it?
    Considering you are almost retiring in few years and your woukd decrease and you got married and you feel you are facing often descrimination due to your roots and beliefs.
    I would take every penny I can without hesitation.

    Fans should only blame who offered the contract they do not like. For me, the guy is taking his contractual rights. Fans should stop treating him like he stole their car!

  5. ade says:

    i am sick and tied of Ozil’s talk, Ozl should please leave this club and let us rest,

  6. del says:

    when is this confusionist leavin? Doesn’t he already know we fans of this great club’s tired of hearin that name Ozil?

  7. Aaron says:

    Someone get this guy an uber now!

  8. RSH says:

    Get it done then!

  9. ClassyGunner says:

    Fenerbahce or anyone else would be stupid to waste money on him. He seems to have nothing to do with football anymore. No interest in reviving his career.

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