Mesut Oezil settles dispute with father out of court
Arsenal’s creative midfielder Mesut Oezil has reached an out-of-court settlement worth an undisclosed sum in a civil case with his father, Duesseldorf’s district court confirmed on Tuesday (Nov 11).
Oezil sacked his father Mustafa as managing director of his marketing company last year only for Mustafa Oezil to file a complaint for loss of earnings totalling 630,000 euros (S$1,015,300).
The current stakeholders of the World Cup-winner’s firm, Ozil Marketing GmbH, had made a counter claim, demanding repayment of a loan worth one million euros and the return of a company car from Oezil senior.
Mustafa Oezil was responsible for his son’s 50 million-euro transfer from Real Madrid to Arsenal in 2013, but for the last 12 months Oezil’s affairs have been looked after by his brother Mutlu.