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Fenerbahce's Mesut Ozil reportedly set to join group of investors in Liga MX side

April 13, 2021 By Michelle Bonsu
The 2014 World Cup winner, who has also previously played for Arsenal and Real Madrid, is set to join a group of investors looking to buy a 50 per cent stake in the Liga MX side.

Although he's experienced some difficulties in his professional career lately, Mesut Ozil is clearly looking ahead to the future once he finally decides to hang up his boots.

After a very frustrating 2020/2021 campaign during which he was frozen out at Arsenal, the 32-year-old World Cup winner moved on to Turkey, where he now plays his club football with boyhood club Fenerbahce. Things have been a bit rocky for him so far, as he's only made five appearances for his new club and has yet to score, but his legions of supporters will naturally hope that the former Real Madrid star will finally find his footing.

Unfortunately, his national career has come to an end after he decided to retire from the German national team in 2018, citing a lack of respect and outright racism from DFB president Reinhard Grindel as well as other members from the DFB. 

In any case, Ozil has been busy on the financial front. Recently, it was announced that the German star, along with real estate investors Sam Porter (who is also an executive at MLS side DC United) and Al Tylis as well as some other Hollywood personalities and athletes, are looking to join forces to create a prospective investor group. Their goal is to make a bid to acquire a 50 per cent stake in Liga MX team Nexaca. 

Nexaca, who finished in 10th place last season, are clearly quite excited about the potential influx of new funds into their side, as evidenced in a recent statement made by the club:

"We are planning to be partners with a group with an extensive experience in soccer and in management of top clubs at an international level. This agreement will strengthen our institution and take it to the next level".


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