Mesut Ozil’s contract has been terminated by Fenerbahce with the 33-year-old now being linked with their rivals, Basaksehir.

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 16: Mesut Ozil of Fenerbahce reacts during the UEFA Europa League group D match between Eintracht Frankfurt and Fenerbahce at Deutsche Bank Park on September 16, 2021 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY – SEPTEMBER 16: Mesut Ozil of Fenerbahce reacts during the UEFA Europa League group D match between Eintracht Frankfurt and Fenerbahce at Deutsche Bank Park on September 16, 2021 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

Mesut Ozil and Fenerbahce have not been getting along for some time now, so it comes as no surprise to read that the Turkish club have cancelled his contract with two years still remaining.

Since signing for the Turks in January, 2021, Ozil has not enjoyed a great time with his back injury playing up once again and more management fallouts.

Eight goals and three assists from 36 games is certainly a poor return for someone of Ozil’s talent in a league of this standard (no offence).

Speaking at the start of June, Ozil was adamant that he wouldn’t leave Fenerbahce.

“Recently, I have had to make a statement regarding the allegations made about my career,” Özil began.

“I completed my career goal by signing a 3.5-year contract with Fenerbahçe, my childhood love, without even getting paid for the first 6 months.

“I repeat with emphasis; I will not end my career in a team other than Fenerbahçe. For the duration of my contract, my only goal is to wear our Çubuklu jersey. This decision is very clear and final.

“As per the requirements of professional life, if our management takes a decision about me, I will only respect this. I will work hard and always keep myself ready.

“As I always say, the main thing is Fenerbahçe. My love and respect to the great Fenerbahce fans.”

The process of terminating Ozil’s contract was reportedly started in April after he was excluded from the squad at the end of March.

David Beckham’s Inter Miami are also said to be interested, as are Hull City, who are owned by the Turkish media company, Acun Medya.

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