(ANSA) – ISTANBUL, 14 JUL – Mesut Ozil, 33, has signed for a season (plus option for a second) with Basaksehir Istanbul, the club announced, the day after the news of the departure from Fenerbahçe thanks to the consensual termination of the contract two years after expiry.
Arriving in Istanbul in January 2021, Ozil was barred from Fenerbahçe’s first team at the end of March after coming into conflict with management. The club is known for its close ties to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who was among the guests of Ozil’s wedding to former Miss Turkey, Amine Gülse in 2019. The player, of Turkish origin, had been heavily criticized in Germany the previous year, shortly before the World Cup in Russia, for posing with Erdogan. (HANDLE).
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