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Ozil, a former Arsenal midfielder, was released by Fenerbahce
Ozil, a former Arsenal midfielder

Mesut Ozil’s contract was mutually ended, and Fenerbahce has announced that he is no longer a member of the team.

Following his release from Arsenal, the former Germany midfielder signed a three-and-a-half year contract with the Istanbul powerhouse.

Ozil has been out in the wilderness once more after being banned from first-team responsibilities in March, so Ozil’s move has not gone as planned.

Following his hiring as manager last month, Jorge Jesus made it clear that the 33-year-old was not a part of his plans because they were at odds with interim head coach Ismail Kartal.

Ozil apparently spoke with Istanbul Basaksehir, and on Wednesday, Fenerbahce announced his exit.

The club tweeted: “It has been agreed that the contract between our club and Mesut Ozil will be terminated by mutual agreement.

“We wish Mesut Ozil success for the rest of his career.”

The ex-Real Madrid man, Ozil had stated at the end of May that he had no intention of leaving Fenerbahce.

Ozil wrote on Instagram: “I repeat with emphasis; I will not end my career in a team other than Fenerbahce.

“This conclusion is unequivocal and binding. I will only respect this approach if our management decides to make a judgment about me in accordance with the necessities of my working life. I’ll put in a lot of effort and maintain my readiness.”


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