According to the agent of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil, the Germany international is a serious target for Turkish giants Fenerbahce and could move to the Super Lig 1 next summer, so says the London Evening Standard.
Arsenal’s record signing – £42.5m – was reportedly chased by Turkish clubs and Italian giants Juventus during the summer but the Gunners’ boss Arsene Wenger has affirmed he has no wish to let his prized play-maker leave the Emirates stadium.
But it appears Wenger’s comment has now deterred Fenerbahce, who brought in former Premier League stars, Nani and Robin van Persie, from Manchester United during the summer. The Turkish league also harbours several other top stars like wesley Sneijder and Lukas Podolski who are on Galatasaray’s books.
Even though a move to the Istanbul side for a top German ace at the peak of his career may seem grotesque, Dr Erkut Sogul who handles the affairs of Ozil failed to rule out Fenerbahce as an option for his client should the 26-year choose to leave Arsenal.
“At Arsenal Mesut is very successful in his performances,” the agent told Tavkim.
“It’s too early to talk right now. But you cannot know the conditions. Fenerbahce seem serious about Mesut.”
However, Sogul sort of offered the Turkish outfit a little advice and encouragement, although he warned that Fenerbahce would have to wait until the end of the season before crystallizing their interest.
He said: “It is difficult to predict in advance how Arsenal would respond. At the end of the season, we’ll see.”
Arsenal travel to West London on Saturday to face bitter rivals Chelsea on the back of a disappointing defeat to Dinamo Zagreb on Wednesday evening. The Gunners will now be hoping Ozil is on top form when in the first local derby of the season.