Fenerbahce hope to officially announce the signing of Mesut Ozil from Arsenal on Monday. Ozil finished a period of quarantine in Turkey on Friday and is in the final stages of completing the move to his boyhood club on a three-and-a-half-year deal as a free agent.
Fenerbahce president Ali Koç has said Ozil will take part in a light training session with the rest of the squad on Sunday if he passes a medical and returns a negative Covid-19 test.
The 2014 World Cup winner with Germany is expected to be formally presented by the Super Lig club on Tuesday or Wednesday.
Major League Soccer’s DC United had also been linked with a January move for Ozil, who retired from international football in 2018.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says he is letting Mesut Ozil leave the club because he wants to ‘take the team in a different direction’
Ozil has not played for the Gunners since March after being frozen out by manager Mikel Arteta and Arsenal and the player have agreed to terminate his contract six months early.
The 32-year-old was not registered in Arsenal’s Premier League and Europa League squads this season and has been free to talk to other clubs since the beginning of January.
Ozil joined Arsenal from Real Madrid in 2013 for what was then a club-record fee of £42m and has helped the club win the FA Cup three times.
He has scored 44 goals and registered 77 assists in 254 appearances for the club.