Mesut Ozil is expected to retire.
The British ‘Sports Bible’ said on the 3rd (Korean time), “Ozil joined Basaksehir last summer. The contract period included an extension option for one year, but it seems that he recently decided to terminate the contract early. Also, according to what is known 메이저놀이터, Ozil has told his teammates that he will no longer be looking for a new team.”
Özil is a Turkish-born German who made his professional debut in 2006 with Schalke. He later showed off his presence in earnest after transferring to Werder Bremen. Thanks to his outstanding performance, he was selected for the German national football team and participated in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. As a result, Real Madrid showed interest in Ozil and succeeded in signing him.
He played for Real for about three years and established himself as a key player. He scored 27 goals and 81 assists in 159 appearances for Real. Afterwards, he received a love call from Arsenal and advanced to the English stage. There were times when he showed good form during the 7th season, but suffered from large and small injuries and had a hard time maintaining his condition.
Eventually, in January 2021, he ended his big league life by transferring to Fenerbahçe, a prestigious Turkish club. However, due to various circumstances such as his frequent injuries and change of command tower, he failed to settle down at Fenerbahce and terminated his contract last summer. And he joined Basaksehir in the same Turkiye League as Fenerbahce and aimed for a turnaround.
Ozil did not resurrect in Basaksehir either. He only made 4 appearances in the Turkiye League this season. In mid-August, he made his debut in the third round of the league and was sidelined for a while due to injury. And since January of this year, he has played in three consecutive matches, but after showing a lower-than-expected appearance, he and Basaksehir went through the process of breaking up.
“Ozil is terminating his contract with Basaksehir. And he has decided to quit football,” explained Turkiye’s ‘Fanatic’ reporter Jakub Sinar.