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Mesut Ozil: Hull City owner rejects shock transfer link with ex-Arsenal star


Ull City owner Acun Ilicali has dismissed speculation that former Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil could be set for a shock transfer to the Championship club.

After leaving the Emirates under a cloud in January 2021, Ozil’s move to Fenerbahce didn’t go as planned.

Despite arriving to much fanfare, the 33-year-old has only made 37 appearances in all competitions for the Turkish giants and was recently dropped from their first team.

Recently, the 2014 World Cup winner had been linked with a reportedly eye-catching move to Hull, which was recently snapped up by Turkish media mogul Ilicali.

Hull and David Beckham’s Inter Miami had been touted as landing spots for the former Real Madrid playmaker, although his contract at Istanbul does not end until the summer of 2024.

Where Ozil goes next remains to be seen, although, speaking to Hull Live, Ilicali dismissed such speculation.

“No, they [Ozil and Ryan Babel, who had also been linked with Hull] don’t come,” he said.

“Mesut is happy in Turkey. He is a very good friend of mine and if he is happy in Turkey, why should I ask him to come back to England?

“He has just left England for Turkey and is living a good life there with his family. I am sure he will recover from his problems with the team.