Agent opens up and drops Ozil message that has German heading for Arsenal exit signs
Mesut Ozil’s agent has raised the possibility of the German leaving Arsenal in January.
Despite the fact that he is one of the highest paid players at the Emirates, Ozil has not featured for the Gunners this season after being dropped from both the Premier League and Europe League squads.
That has led to constant reports in the media that he would leave Arsenal in this months transfer window, although The World Cup winner’s agent, Dr Erkut Sogut, has always been insistent, however, that the playmaker would not leave Arsenal until his contract expires in the summer.
But amid reports in Turkey suggesting Ozil is close to a move to Fenerbahce, Sogut has now revealed that a January exit could be a possibility. In an interview with ESPN, Sogut said: “We were not allowed to talk legally before January 1 so now we are just starting to look at the options with the numbers and details.
“I can’t talk about the clubs directly because it would be unprofessional but generally, there is six months left on the contract and it is nothing unusual that we will talk to people about different opportunities and try to find the best option for Mesut.
“He might stay at Arsenal until the summer but he might go. Mesut’s priority is to stay but you never know in football, things can change very fast. For the moment, we are just checking all the options for January and the summer.
“If we want to leave in January, I need to talk to Arsenal. If we sign for the summer, we don’t need to. That’s the situation. In the next seven to 10 days, it will be a little clearer as now the transfer window is open, things can move faster.”
It is the best thing really if he leaves this month