According to local rumors, Hull City will not make an improbable play for former Arsenal star Mesut Ozil.
The Tigers were linked with a surprise move for the playmaker earlier this week, following his dispute with current Fenerbahce boss Ismail Kartal.
Acun Ilicali, the club’s new owner who took over in January, is thought to be close friends with [Mesut ]Ozil, fueling speculation that a deal may be done. However, Hull Live reports that the midfielder will not be joining the Championship club.
Despite his spat with the Istanbul establishment, Ozil’s agent recently stated that his client will continue at Fenerbahce, evidently corroborated by these stories.
“Mesut did not want to make it difficult in the current environment,” Erkut Sogut said.
“Since he does not want to leave Ozan on his own, he trains with him. That’s what makes sense right now because of the sad events with the coach. Such events are always sad. An unpleasant process has begun for both sides. The important thing is to stay calm and wait for the final decision.
“I say this clearly here. Mesut will not go anywhere, and he certainly has no plans to leave. He will continue here as a Fenerbahce player for two more years until the end of his contract.
“He signed Fenerbahce for three-and-a-half years, six months of which he played for free. From January to the end of the season, he didn’t even make any money.
“Mesut did not go out and denigrate anyone. What happened there will stay there. If his punishment comes, it will be taken and it will end.”
During his tenure at the Emirates Stadium, the former Real Madrid player was dropped by all three of Arsene Wenger, Unai Emery, and Mikel Arteta, but also pushed his way back into the team owing to his brilliance.
He said he was dismissed for the final time following a tweet expressing his support for Uyghur Muslims in China and the commercial impact on the club.