Arsenal in negotiations to loan out £22.5m-rated midfielder

By | October 12, 2019

Arsenal have opened negotiations with Fenerbahce over the possible loan transfer of the Gunners’ highest earner Mesut Ozil, claims a Turkish outlet.

The former Germany international has become the outcast in the room under Unai Emery’s stewardship at the Emirates Stadium, with only two appearances registered this year in spite of pocketing a whopping £350,000 per week.

Ozil was left out of his side’s latest Europa league squad in spite of wholesale changes being made ahead of the contest, with Unai delivering a hammer blow regarding the prospects of his return to the senior team fold.

Now a report from the Turkish newspaper Takvim (via Sport Witness) has revealed that Fener’s director of football Damien Comolli has initiated negotiations with the Gunners over a potential loan move.

The obvious sticking point here regards the astronomical wages, which Super Lig side are almost certain to be unwilling to pay in full.

Emery’s desire to remove Mesut from the picture may prove vital, however, and the idea of transferring to Fenerbahce would appeal to Mesut with the player once describing the potential move as a ‘dream’ transfer.

Meanwhile, the north London heavyweights offered La Liga giants Real Madrid £40 million for Isco in the summer transfer window, according to reports in Spain.

The Spanish attacking midfielder is enduring a difficult period in the Spanish capital, making just three La Liga matches all season as the ex-Malaga man struggles with injury.