MESUT OZIL has had his say on the Lionel Messi versus Cristiano Ronaldo GOAT debate.
And the out-of-favour Arsenal midfielder is on the side of the Portuguese star.
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Mesut Ozil played alongside ‘the best’ Ronaldo for three seasons at Real MadridCredit: Reuters
Ozil took part in a Twitter Q&A on Monday night with much of the focus being on his next move.
The 32-year-old has been frozen out at Arsenal by boss Mikel Arteta, failing to even be registered in the Premier League and Europe squad lists.
But Ozil was asked by one football fan ‘Ronaldo or Messi’ on the social networking site.
He responded: “Messi has proven himself to be one of the best ever in Spain.
“But Ronaldo was always the best in every country he’s played in!”
Ozil then added a winking face emoji to the tweet.
The retired German international was a team-mate of Ronaldo for three seasons at Real Madrid.
In the Q&A Ozil admitted he loves Fenerbahce and compared them to Real Madrid ahead of a potential January switch to the Turkish side.
Messi and Ronaldo’s fight to be crowned the GOAT continues to rage on
Mesut Ozil is looking increasingly likely to leave Arsenal this monthCredit: Reuters
The Gunners outcast also ruled out a return to Schalke in a Twitter Q&A.
A deal to take Ozil to Fenerbahce is ‘closer than it has ever been before’, according to club president Ali Koc.
And Ozil fuelled the fire with a public display of affection on Twitter.
Ozil admitted Messi is among the best ever – but not THE bestCredit: AP:Associated Press
Berkay asked: “Why do you like Fenerbahçe since you were young Mesut and what is the main thing that makes you a Fenerbahce fan?”
The 32-year-old replied: “I grew up as a Fenerbahce fan as a kid in Germany – every German-Turkish person supports a Turkish team when they grow up in Germany.
“And mine was Fenerbahce. Fenerbahce is like Real Madrid in Spain. The biggest club in the country.”
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