Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has expressed a desire to join the Turkish Super Lig club, Fenerbahce.
The 32-year-old’s representatives are currently in talks with a number of clubs, including Fenerbahce and DC United, over a move away from Arsenal, although the player’s priority is to see out his current contract until the summer.
When asked during a question and answer session with his 25.5m Twitter followers, whether he will continue his playing career at the end of his Arsenal deal, Ozil said: “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.”
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. https://t.co/TL68kUL62M
— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) January 11, 2021
Arsenal are yet to receive any direct contact from other clubs regarding the prospect of Ozil leaving this month.
The playmaker has not featured for the Gunners since March last year after being omitted from manager Mikel Arteta’s Premier League and Europa League squads for the first half of this season.
During a question and answer session with his 25.5m Twitter followers, Ozil posted: “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.”
Ozil’s brother Mutlu also posted a Fenerbahce badge with a wink-face emoji on his Instagram story at the weekend.