Mesut Özil is about to start a new life at Fenerbahçe. Upon his arrival in Turkey, he unleashed the madness, but his millionaire salary is still a problem. That is why the Turkish club has promoted a crowdfunding campaign through SMS to be able to pay it. Text messages in the ‘Mesutol campaign’ will cost just under 2.25 euros and will be sent to number 1907, which was the year Fenerbahce was founded. In a single day they already received 150,000 messages.
The midfielder reached an agreement to terminate his contract with the English club and now, as revealed by the Daily Mail, manages his new contract, with the freedom letter in hand. You want to forget the ordeal lived in recent months at Arsenal, without playing, having not included Mikel Arteta in the lists of the Primier League and the Europa League and before starting he has already won over the fans. “God wanted me to play for Fenerbahce,” he said upon arrival. Just a few days ago, the San Sebastian coach revealed the reasons for the midfielder’s departure: “It was a difficult situation to sustain.”
But now it remains to solve the most difficult, who and in what way will pay his high salary at Fenerbahçe and it will be, to a large extent, the fans.The different information that have seen the light this week They have revealed that Özil will earn 75,000 euros a week or almost 4 million euros a year until 2024, which is far from the 400,000 euros a week (20 million a year) that he earned at Arsenal.
Fenerbahçe is not a bollante club economically, but it is a millionaire in its social mass. And thanks, or at her expense, the Turkish club plans to pay part of Özil’s salary. For this, the club has started a campaign of crowdfunding, crowdfunding, through sms.
The accounts to arrive at the amount that allows to see fulfilled the dreams of the fans of Fenerbahçe do not scare the president of the club, Ali Koc. Yes, the entity is concerned about its millionaire debt, more than half a million euros. This is why Koc has not hesitated to appeal to the Turkish fans. And the answer, in its beginnings, could not be better.
Although Koc is aware that the two million messages it would take to pay Özil’s salary for a year are many messages, the president of Fenerbahçe trusts that this route will serve to give a push and help to finance the signing of Özil. President Koc’s request is straightforward: “We have a request for our partners. Please continue to support us, we also depend on your financial support. Maybe 300,000, 500,000 or even a million text messages will be collected. This support will come in handy “. If the most optimistic forecasts of the president of Fenerbahçe were exceeded and they received a million sms, they would have raised two million euros to pay for the player’s half season.