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Fenerbahce President Asks Fans To Help Fund Ozil’s £13m Salary

Fenerbahce President Asks Fans To Help Fund Ozil’s £13m Salary

Fenerbahce have asked fans to help fund Mesut Ozil’s £13million wage packet by donating money through a text message campaign, Daily Mail reports.

The German playmaker is currently in Istanbul arranging a free transfer to the Turkish giants after reaching an agreement with current club Arsenal to terminate his contract in north London. 

Ozil was earning around £18million-a-year in wages from Arsenal and will be taking a pay cut when he completes a move to Fenerbahce, but the Turkish club’s president Ali Koc admitted his side needs financial support to complete the move. 

Koc announced: “We have a request for our fans. Please continue to support us, we are also dependent on your financial support.
“On the day of the signature, I will ask you to break a record. With an SMS campaign. 

“Maybe 300,000, 500,000 or maybe even a million text messages come together. This support will do us very good.” 

Text messages in the ‘Mesutol campaign’ will cost just under £2 and will be sent to the number 1907, which was the year Fenerbahce was founded. 

Reports this week claimed Ozil will be earning £67,300-a-week or £3.5m-a-year until 2024 which is a far cry from the £350,000-a-week he earned at Arsenal. 

President Koc is confident the Fenerbahce faithful can rise to the occasion with the Turkish giants currently dealing with £460million in debt. 

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