Mesut Ozil’s agent has said his Arsenal future will be resolved in the next few days.
A story that is twisting and turning at every corner, the latest news on the future of Mesut Ozil at Arsenal has come from the player’s own agent.
Reports emerged of a long-term deal being agreed with Fenerbahce to sign Ozil in January, a move that would see Arsenal foot the bill for six months in order to free up space in their squad.
Other interested parties, such as DC United, have offered lucrative packages that tailor to Ozil’s work away from the pitch.
With his Arsenal departure seemingly imminent, Dr Erkut Sokgut told ESPN that his client will have sorted his future in the coming ten days, but that no decision has been made over his destination. Furthermore, he adds that his preference is to stay at Arsenal until the summer.
“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,” Sogut said.
“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.”
This development quells talk of an immediate Fenerbahce move, and ESPN add that the Gunners have confirmed they’ve held no talks with any club about a departure this window.
However, Ozil is free to speak to other sides and that does not constitute that an agreement hasn’t been made with an interested party, even if Sogut denies it.
While it seemed like this was to be a smooth sail, the wind has picked up. Expect another twist in about three hours.