Arsenal Outcast Mesut Ozil Confirms Free Transfer To Fenerbahce

Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil confirmed his transfer to Fenerbahce after saying goodbyes.

The 32-year-old was given permission to head to Istanbul to complete his free transfer to the Super Lig side on Sunday.

Earlier in the weekend, Arsenal had agreed to terminate the £350k-a-week star's contract.

The German playmaker will head to Istanbul on Sunday evening to complete the formalities of his move to Fenerbahce.

Ozil told Turkish TV channel NTV: “I am very excited and happy.

“I am a Fenerbahce fan. As a Fenerbahce fan, god made it possible to wear that jersey. I will do my best.

“Tonight I will come to Istanbul with my family. The flight time is not clear. I'll be there tonight.”

The ex-Real Madrid also tweeted a picture of his ‘MO' logo in Fenerbahce's club colours – yellow and blue.

He even made it his Twitter avatar to further hammer home his commitment to his boyhood club.

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Fenerbahce also confirmed the move was in place, telling the Turkish Stock Exchange: “Negotiations have started on the transfer of professional football player Mesut Ozil.”

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