Mesut Ozil’s agent breaks silence over future after ‘legally’ having to wait

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Mesut Ozil's agent Dr Erkut Sogut has broken his silence over the Arsenal outcast's imminent future.

The 32-year-old's Gunners career looks set to come to an end during the January transfer window.

After seven-and-a-half years at the Emirates Stadium, a move to Fenerbahce has now reportedly been agreed.

Ozil's Arsenal contract expires in the summer, and from the start of this year, he was able to begin holding talks with clubs abroad.

DC United have also been linked as an alternative destination in the MLS, but Fenerbahce appear to be frontrunners now.

Discussing his client's next step, Dr Sogut has told ESPN: "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 ten days, it will be a little clearer as now the transfer window is open, things can move faster."

Ozil looks to have played his last competitive game for Arsenal.

He has not figured this season after being left out of Mikel Arteta's Premier League and Europa League squads despite being the club's top earner on £350,000-a-week.

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