Mesut Ozil’s situation ‘will become clear in the coming days’, says Fenerbahce coach Erol Bulut, with £350,000-a-week Arsenal outcast ‘in talks with the Turkish club’
- Mesut Ozil has been linked with a move from Arsenal to Turkish club Fenerbahce
- 32-year-old hasn’t featured for the Gunners this season and is likely to leave
- Ozil has been linked with Fenerbahce and a number of MLS clubs in the USA
- Reports suggested Ozil has agreed a three-and-a-half year deal with Fenerbahce
- But their coach Erol Bulut gave little away speaking after their win on Thursday
- It came after Mikel Arteta said Ozil’s move had to be right for him and Arsenal
Fenerbahce coach Erol Bulut says Mesut Ozil’s future ‘will become clear in the coming days’ as the Arsenal outcast reportedly closes in on a move there.
Bulut’s comments came after Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta also said the playmaker’s situation will be resolved soon with Arsenal keen to wrap up his exit this month.
Ozil, 32, has reportedly agreed a three-and-a-half-year contract with Fenerbahce after holding talks with the Turkish club’s directors via video conference this week.
Mesut Ozil’s situation ‘will become clear in the coming days’, according to Fenerbahce coach Erol Bulut amid speculation he has agreed to sign for the Turkish club
But Bulut refused to confirm suggestions an agreement is imminent after Fenerbahce’s 2-1 win over Alanyaspor on Thursday.
‘Mesut Ozil’s situation will become clear in the coming days,’ he told Bein Sports.
‘Mesut’s name is very common. It is not possible for me to make a comment before he comes.’
Ozil’s Arsenal contract expires at the end of the season, meaning he can make arrangements to join a club as of this month.
The £350,000-a-week player has been linked with Fenerbahce and a number of MLS clubs, including DC United.
Speaking on Thursday, Arteta said: ‘I will decide what is happening in the next few days.
Bulut was speaking after Fenerbahce defeated Alanyaspor 2-1 in the league on Thursday (left); but Mikel Arteta (right) warned Ozil can only leave if the deal is right amid other interest
‘I don’t know what will happen, now he is free to negotiate with other clubs. We will discuss internally what is the best situation for him for the near future.
‘And obviously with the player and the agent and try to find the best solution for everybody.’
The Arsenal boss added: ‘If something is sorted this month it is because it is for both parties. It is good for Mesut and his future and good for the club.
‘If that is the case, we will move forward. If it is not the case then he will continue here.’
Ozil posted a throwback photo of him in Istanbul as Fenerbahce close in on signing him
The midfielder was not included in Mikel Arteta’s Premier League or Europa League squads
Arteta would not be drawn on whether Ozil would make his first appearance of the season when Arsenal play Newcastle United in the FA Cup third round on Saturday.
He hasn’t played for the Gunners since their 1-0 win over West Ham United on July 3.