Arsenal and Mesut Ozil have reached an agreement to terminate the contract of the German midfielder, according to reports.
The World Cup winner has found himself out in the cold this campaign and was left out of the gunners’ Premier League and Europa League squads.
While he had previously said he wanted to see out the duration of his current Arsenal contract, which expires in the summer window, he has now agreed to bring it to an end.
The midfielder was in-line to earn around £7m between now and the end of the campaign but a deal has finally now been agreed for an early termination, The Athletic claim.
Ozil will travel to Turkey this weekend to complete a transfer move to Fenerbahce after striking a deal with a club he has stated he wanted to represent at some point in his career.
Ozil has already been told that he would not be registered in Arsenal’s squads for the second half of the campaign either and he decided the time had come to leave the club.
The player only found out he would not be part of the first team earlier in the season on the day before the summer transfer window shut, which didn’t leave him enough time to leave.
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Fenerbahce have moved quickly this time around, however, and have already struck an agreement in principle to sign him on a free.
Ozil was the highest-paid player at Arsenal when he signed a three-and-a-half year contract in 2018. His contract was worth around £350,000-per-week but he has found himself behind the pecking order since Unai Emery and, most recently, Arteta’s reign.
He hasn’t played any game since March, 2020 and the 32-year-old has now decided now is the time to end his time with the club.