The 33-year-old Özil was suspended at the traditional Turkish club in March and has not played a game for Fenerbahce since then. “The successes of the past are very important. Mesut Özil is a very good footballer, but the club’s decision about him stands,” said Jesus. “It’s not Özil, Jesus or any other player that counts here, but Fenerbahce.”

Özil had only declared on social networks on Tuesday that he wanted to stay with Fenerbahce. “I emphatically repeat: I will not end my career with any team other than Fenerbahce. As long as my contract is up, my only goal is to just sweat in our shirt. This decision is very clear and final,” he wrote.

Özil moved from Arsenal FC to Istanbul in January 2021. He will “work hard and always have me ready,” Özil continued. He achieved his career goal by “signing a 3.5-year contract with Fenerbahce, my childhood sweetheart, without being paid for the first six months.” In March, he was arrested following an alleged altercation with then-coach Ismail Kartal kicked out of the squad.

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