Super Lig Ali Koc explicó las cuentas del fichaje y del equipo
Fenerbahce have appealed to their fans to help pay new signing Mesut Ozil‘s wages with a fundraising campaign asking for donations via text message.
It seems the German’s 13 million euro wages, spread over his contract which runs until 2024, are a bit of a stretch for the Turkish outfit, despite Ozil taking a hefty pay cut from his Arsenal salary of 20m euros per year.
Fenerbahce president Ali Koc admitted they would need some help in making the deal work for the midfielder who is currently in Istanbul completing the final paperwork for his move.
“On the day of the signature, I will ask you to break a record with an SMS campaign,” said Koc.
“Maybe 300,000, 500,000 or maybe even a million text messages will come together. This support will do us a lot of good.”
The text messages of this ‘Mesutol campaign’ will cost slightly under two euros each and be sent to the number 1907, the year of the club’s foundation.
The club will be hoping for a positive response, bearing in mind Koc has revealed they have “a debt of 460 million pounds sterling,” which equates to a little more than 515 million euros.