Mesut Özil who has been sitting on his backside earning an eyewatering £350,000 per week while not even playing is now very close to joining Turkish Club Fenerbahce. News from Turkish media are saying that the final details are being thrashed out between himself and the club. The player seems now keen on the move quoting to supporters in a Question & Answer session on social media during the week that "Fenerbahce is like Real Madrid in Spain. The biggest club in the country,".
Özil has been frozen out of the Arsenal team in recent months, with manager Mikel Arteta refusing to include him in his squad for the second half of the current season, and this seems to have finally precipitated the move.
The move should be good for all parties. Arsenal finally get a player off their books who has been costing them a fortune while destabilising the club and not contributing. Özil gets to play football again with a club he is very fond of, and Fenerbahce get a player who though 31 years of age could still make a huge impact in the Turkish Super Lig, as on his day he is a creative genius.