Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has confessed his desire to play for Turkish giants, Fenerbahce. During a question and answer session with his followers on Twitter, Ozil tweeted: “I grew up as a Fenerbahce fan as a kid in Germany – every German-Turkish person supports a Turkish team when they grow up in Germany. And mine was Fenerbahce. Fenerbahce is like Real Madrid in Spain. The biggest club in my country.”
During the session, Ozil also made divulged his desire to play in the MLS. “I definitely will. There are two countries I want to play football in before I retire: Turkey and USA. If I went to Turkey, I could only go to Fenerbahce.”
Ozil hasn’t featured for Arsenal this season having been left out of both the premier league and Europa League squads. In fact, he hasn’t featured for the North London side since the restart of the premier league, after it was suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Fenerbahce’s president Ali Koc opined about the possible transfer. “Let me make a statement about (Mesut) Ozil. I am still saying it’s a dream. If you are aware, we as the Fenerbahce Sports Club, never made a single statement about this. What’s important here is that Mesut (Ozil) can address the issues with his present club.”
“We can say that this [Ozil’s transfer] is a subject that we are closer to in comparison to the past. There isn’t a single thing that is finished, it may end or it may not end. Therefore, these types of stories being published in the press make our hand weaker. We will see what the days ahead will show us,” he added.
Ozil’s 7-year spell at Arsenal might come to an end this window and we could see the end of this disappointing rigmarole between the Gunners and their highest played player.