Former Arsenal star Mesut Ozil remains in regular contact with Bukayo Saka, with the couple having a ‘special relationship’.
And German agent Erkut Sogut has also said the 34-year-old will NEVER follow Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in signing for another English team.
Ozil’s agent Erkut Sogut revealed that Ozil and Saka have a ‘special relationship’[/caption]
Sogut said the 2014 World Cup winner remains a gunner at heart despite being left out of the squad under former teammate Mikel Arteta.
A falling out led to Ozil being left out of Arsenal’s Premier League and Europa League squads for the 2020/21 season, before eventually being released to join Fenerbahce in January 2021.
Now at Istanbul Basaksehir, Ozil would have no ill will towards Arsenal after spending almost eight years at the Emirates.
A £42.5m signing from Real Madrid, the former Werder Bremen ace has scored 44 goals in 254 games – winning three FA Cups.
Speaking to Tribal Football about Ozil, Sogut said: “He loved his time at Arsenal.
“[Ozil]is still in contact with many players, especially [Bukayo] Saka, they have a special relationship.
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Sogut then appeared to be sneakily targeting former Arsenal skipper Aubameyang, who linked up with club rivals Chelsea in the summer.
He added: “He could never play for another English club, he’s not like Aubameyang.”
A back injury that required surgery has limited Ozil to just one appearance for Istanbul this season.
But Sogut said his client is not planning to retire as the player is fully focused on returning to the pitch.
Ozil was released by Arsenal in January 2021 after being left out of the squad by Mikel Arteta[/caption]
He remarked, “Mesut was successfully operated on. He will play again when fully recovered.
“It’s not about quitting football.
“If this decision is made, he will explain it himself. He won’t let anyone do it for him.
“Mesut has already explained why he went to Basaksehir after leaving Fenerbahce.
“But he had already said that he would not play for any other big team other than Fenerbahce.
“He won’t play for Besiktas, Galatasaray or Trabzonspor.”
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