A representative for the club initially did not validate this when asked by the German Press Agency. NTV Spor additionally reports that Özil is additionally in talks with the Turkish first division club Medipol Basaksehir.

The reason for the suspension was not revealed. In November, club president Ali Koc grumbled that the 92-time Germany international needed to finally concentrate on his job and put his business matters aside.

According to a media record, former world champion Mesut Özil is leaving the Turkish first division club Fenerbahce Istanbul. Both sides parted amicably, reported the broadcaster NTV Spor.

Özil, that joined Fenerbahçe from Toolbox in the English Premier League in 2014, has actually been left out from the Fenerbahce team since March. His contract with the top Turkish club actually runs till June 30, 2024. It was only in June that the 33-year-old globe champion from 2014 emphasized that he intended to satisfy his agreement with Fenerbahce Istanbul despite the suspension.