Özil settles case with father out of court
BERLIN - Agence France-Presse
AFP PhotoArsenal's Germany international Mesut Özil has reached an out-of-court settlement worth an undisclosed sum in a civil case with his father, Duesseldorf's district court confirmed Nov. 11.
Özil sacked his father Mustafa as managing director of his marketing company last year only for Mustafa Özil to file a complaint for loss of earnings totalling 630,000 euros (US$782,724).
The current stakeholders of the World Cup-winner's firm, Özil Marketing GmbH, had made a counter claim, demanding repayment of a loan worth one million euros and the return of a company car from Ozil senior.
Mustafa Özil was responsible for his son's 50 million-euro transfer from Real Madrid to Arsenal in 2013, but for the last 12 months Özil's affairs have been looked after by his brother Mutlu.