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Mesut Ozil signs New Contract with Turkish Side

Former Arsenal and Real Madrid German star Mesut Ozil has joined Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir after his contract with fellow Turkish side Fenerbahce was terminated by mutual consent. Basaksehir says the 33-year-old playmaker has signed a one-year deal with the option of a further 12 months. Ozil linked up with Fenerbahce on a free transfer after his contract with English Premier League side Chelsea expired in January 2021.

Mesut Ozil Joins Istanbul Basaksehir

The player has signed a one-year contract with the Turkish side. Mesut Ozil had not played for Fenerbahce which is his boyhood club since he was excluded from the squad in March this year. He posted on his social;l media saying: “One of the things that make life is that it is full of uncertainties.”

He also said: “Our plans, desires and wishes may not always go in the direction you want them to. I wanted to achieve success by getting more chances to play in the Fenerbahce jersey, which has always been my childhood dream.” “I would like to thank the Fenerbahce community and fans for the great support they have shown me.”

Mesut Ozil Signs New Contract With Turkish Side
Mesut Ozil signs New Contract with Turkish Side

Mesut Ozil made 37 appearances across a season and a half for Fenerbahce, scoring nine goals, after arriving in January 2021, as a free agent when Arsenal ended his contract six months early. The club released a statement saying: “It has been agreed that the contract between our club and Mesut Ozil will be terminated by mutual agreement,” said Fenerbahce in a statement on Wednesday. “We wish Mesut Ozil success for the rest of his career.”

Ozil, a World Cup winner with Germany in 2014, said last month he would “patiently wait” for his time to contribute to his “childhood love”. “I did not come to Fenerbahce and my homeland Turkey for a holiday,” the player made this known on his Instagram handle on 21 June. “Every time I sweat our glorious jersey, I have no other purpose than to contribute. I have many goals that I would like to live in Fenerbahce, my childhood love. I will not quit football until I do these things.”

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