Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil is a “special” player according to Fenerbahce director Emre Belozoglu, who has told Hurriyet a move to the Turkish giants is “closer than ever”.
Rarely has one transfer suited every party so perfectly.
Arsenal are desperate to find a club willing to take a £350,000-a-week millstone from around their necks and, after months of relentless speculation, it seems Ozil finally has one foot out the door.
The World Cup winner reiterated in a Twitter Q&A this week that he’s a boyhood Fenerbahce fanatic, describing the Istanbul giants as the “biggest club in my country” and drawing comparisons with former employers Real Madrid.
Ozil will have to take a pay cut to make his “dream” move a reality but, such is his desire to wear that iconic yellow-and-black shirt, it looks as though the 32-year-old will finally break out of his north London prison before the month is out.
“(Ozil is) one of the most special players in the world in his position,” says Emre, the Fenerbahce legend who became a director when he retired at the end of last season. “Mesut is a very big star.
“(A move to Istanbul is) closer than ever. The fact this is Mesut’s own childhood dream made this step so close for the first time.
“After the meeting process with Mesut’s club is over, we will hold meetings among ourselves. If Mesut agrees with his club on the terms we want, there will be no burden on our (financial) limits this year.”
Transfer don Fabrizio Romano told his Here We Go podcast this week that Ozil also has an offer on the table from the MLS, although his preference is to join the club of his dreams at long last.
The post ‘Very big star’: Director claims he’s about to sign ‘special’ Arsenal player appeared first on HITC.