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Fenerbahce president Ali Koc seeks fans support to fund Ozil wages

Fenerbahce president Ali Koc is seeking help from fans to assist the funding of Mesut Ozil's contract.

Fenerbahce have asked fans to help fund Ozil's £13million wage packet by donating money through a text message campaign.

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 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.

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