Mesut Ozil ‘has taken an enormous £282,000-a-week pay cut’ in order to sign for Fenerbahce after his move from Arsenal finally went through.
The attacking midfielder, 32, arrived in Istanbul earlier this week and is set to sign a three-and-a-half-year contract.
According to Spanish newspaper AS, Ozil’s Fenerbahce deal is worth £3.5million a year or £67,300 a week – a substantial decrease on the £350,000 a week he was earning at Arsenal.
However, Ozil could reportedly top up his salary with various performance-related bonuses.
If Fenerbahce, who are currently second in the Turkish Super Lig, go on and win the title, their first since 2014, he is in line to earn £445,000.
If they qualify for next season’s Champions League, which would require a top-two finish, Ozil will reportedly receive £222,000. Continue reading