Mesut Ozil is willing to ‘compromise’ over a settlement package in order to leave Arsenal this month as the out-of-favour star edges closer to an exit.
Ozil has not featured for Arsenal since March and was left out of the Gunners’ squads for the Premier League and Europa League this season, with the north London side desperate to offload the player’s club-record £350,000-a-week wages.
The 32-year-old’s deal is set to expire at the end of the current campaign and Ozil has always insisted that he will see out the remainder of his contract, though The Athletic are now reporting that the German is now prepared to reach a ‘compromise’ in order to leave this month.
Fenerbahce have been strongly linked with a move for the midfielder who last week spoke glowingly about the Turkish side, whilst MLS outfit DC United have also been credited with an interest in taking the Arsenal star to the United States.
Ozil’s remaining contract equates to around £7m and it appears the player will demand a portion of that sum before leaving during the current window, but the change in stance appears to make a January exit increasingly probable.
Ozil signed for Arsenal in a then club-record transfer from Real Madrid in 2013 and has since scored 44 goals in 254 appearances in all competitions, winning the FA Cup on three occasions.