Mesut Ozil has said that signing for Fenerbahce is a ‘dream come true’.
The German midfielder has long been linked with a move to the Turkish giants and that long wait appears to be coming to a close, with Ozil having travelled to Istanbul at the weekend to complete the deal.
According to Sky Sports, he is set to sign a three-and-a-half year deal with the club, having had the remainder of his Arsenal contract terminated.
Upon arriving in Turkey, the former Werder Bremen and Real Madrid man said: “I am very excited because I was always a fan of Fenerbahce. My dream comes true.
“I am very excited to wear the Fenerbahce jersey. I hope we will be very successful with my team-mates.
“May God bless our fans, because they always support us. As I mentioned I am very happy to be here.
“I hope that I thank our fans with my good performance on the pitch.”
The 32-year-old leaves Arsenal having made 254 appearances for the London club, scoring 44 goals and laying on a further 77. He was also instrumental in the club lifting four FA Cups between 2014 and 2020.
The Gunners could add to that haul this season having progressed to the Fourth Round of the competition. They sit at odds of 14/1 with William Hill to win the competition come the end of the season.