Mesut Ozil will not leave Arsenal in the summer transfer window but there’s a high chance he will depart next year, according to his agent.
The German playmaker has failed to make an appearance since the Premier League restart, leading to speculation his Arsenal career is all but over – and he will be one of the players likely to be earmarked as a transfer away from the club.
Reports have claimed that Ozil – who was again left out of the Gunners squad for their 3-2 win over Watford – is said to be keen to leave at the end of his £350,000-per-week contract next season.
And Mikel Arteta reportedly wants to sell him this summer, if the right buyer can be found – but Ozil’s agent Erkut Sogut has dismissed any notion he will leave before next campaign.
“I do not think there will be a change in the case of Mesut Ozil until the summer of 2021,” Sogut told Turkish outlet Fanatik. “He has a contract. There is no change. He will remain with Arsenal.”
On the possibility he could depart next year following links with Fenerbahce, Sogut added: “There’s a 90 per cent chance he will leave Arsenal in 2021. Mesut to Asia, America or Turkey? Yes, maybe.”