Mesut Ozil is edging closer to an Arsenal exit (Picture: Arsenal FC via Getty Images)
Mesut Ozil’s wife, Amine Gulse, has been promised involvement in a new TV programme as part of a deal to take her husband from Arsenal to Fenerbahce.
Ozil looks set to finally leave Arsenal this month, after being frozen out at the club and not making a single appearance yet this season.
His contract expires in the summer, but the Gunners are keen to get rid of the German before the end of the January transfer window and get his huge £350,000-a-week wages off their books.
This salary has been the reason it has been so difficult to move Ozil on, though, with very few clubs willing and/or able to fund such vast wages for the 32-year-old, who has not shown his best form for a long time.
Fenerbahce are trying to put a package together to attract Ozil to Turkey, where he has family roots and where his wife is from.
Football.London report that Turkish TV personality Acun Ilicali, who is a friend of the couple, is trying to help conclude the deal, offering to fund part of Ozil’s salary and assure Gulse that a programme will be made on a ‘new digital platform.’