Mesut Ozil and Fenerbahce have reached an agreement for mutual termination

Mesut Ozil has parted ways with Fenerbahce after a disagreement with the Turkish club’s management.

“Our club and Mesut Ozil have mutually agreed to terminate the contract,” Fenerbahce tweeted on Wednesday.

The midfielder, 33, and the club are parting ways with two years left on his contract.

He joined the Istanbul club less than a year and a half ago, but has been out of the first team since the end of March due to a disagreement.

When Jorge Jesus took over as manager at the beginning of June, he made it clear that he would not rush to reverse that choice.

Ozil had previously stated that he wants to finish his playing career at the club.

“I will finish my career at Fenerbahce,” he said on social media.

According to Turkish media, Ozil is in talks with another Istanbul team, Basakehir, the domestic champions in 2020.

Ozil joined Fenerbahce from Arsenal in January 2021, after being left out of the Gunners’ Premier League and Europa League squads that season. His final appearance for the London club occurred in March 2020.

Ozil joined Arsenal from Real Madrid in 2013 and won the FA Cup three times under Arsene Wenger.

The Turkish-born 2014 Germany World Cup winner concluded his international career after what he called “racist” attacks following the holders’ first-round defeat from the 2018 World Cup.

He was heavily chastised in Germany for appearing for a selfie with Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in 2018.

Erdogan was also the best man at the player’s Turkish wedding.

Fenerbahce finished second to Trabzonspor in the Super Lig past season, their previous league title coming in 2014.

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