Germany World Cup winner Mesut Oezil said on Sunday he was on the verge of signing for Turkey’s Fenerbahce from Arsenal, having been frozen out by the English Premier League club.
The playmaker signed for Arsenal from Real Madrid in a big-money move in 2013.
Coach Mikel Arteta not been fielding him since March.
His contract was due to run out in June and no details of the Fenerbahce deal have been announced.
He however told Turkey’s NTV that he was “very happy, very excited” to be signing for Fenerbahce.
Media reports have said he was in Istanbul for a medical.
Oezil, of Turkish descent, retired from Germany duty in 2018 after a furore over him being photographed with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The 32-year-old had helped Germany win the 2014 World Cup, but his career has nosedived since