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Jan 11, 2021

Mesut Ozils possible next career moves to Turkey or the United States have been thrown into doubt, with claims no Super Lig or Major League Soccer clubs could afford to sign the Arsenal outcast.
Ozils spell at the Emirates Stadium is drawing to an unglamorous close after a rollercoaster seven-and-a-half years in north London.
Mesut Ozil hasn’t made a single appearance this season for Arsenal, having most recently played a competitive match last March
The 32-year-old is reportedly set for an imminent move to Super Lig giants Fenerbahce, while he has also been strongly linked with a switch to Major League Soccer with several clubs – including Wayne Rooneys old team DC United – said to be interested.
Whatever happens, Ozil will certainly leave Arsenal in the summer, with his big-money contract expiring at the end of the season.
But these rumoured moves to Turkey and the States have been downplayed by European football experts on talkSPORT, saying the player is just too expensive.
Fenerbahce cant afford this, theres no way they can afford this, said Andy Brassell on Sundays Trans Europe Express.
It wouldn’t be the first time in recent history that a Turkish Super Lig club made a transfer deal they couldn’t really afford.
There have been recent calls to bring Mesut Ozil back into the Arsenal team, but it appears his Gunners career is over
Especially with Arsenals unwillingness to pay any of the wages whatsoever, this is way beyond what Fenerbahce were looking at.
Bringing Mesut Ozil back to Turkey would be a massive deal for any club; a lot of people thought it would be Istanbul Basaksehir, but that doesnt seem to be on the table at the moment, particular because they are marooned in midtable whereas Fenerbahce are chasing the title.
To me, the MLS makes a lot better sense.
But Norwegian journalist Lars Sivertsen insisted that wouldnt work, either.
MLS doesn’t pay as much as people in Europe think it does, he said.
The highest earners in MLS are on a lot less than what Ozil is on right now; thats obvious, most people on the planet are.
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But also, I would be surprised if he could get I think it could be possible for him to get a better contract in Turkey than in MLS.
Even the designated players in the MLS franchises actually dont make as much money as people think.
Arsenal thought they were ensuring the future of one of the worlds best players when they handed Ozil a £350,000-a-week deal back in February 2018, only for the midfielder to lose his mojo and spend his final years in obscurity.
But while the Gunners are desperate to get rid of Ozil in January, the ex-Germany international has been backed to stay and rinse the club for every penny of his contract before leaving in the summer.
A lot of hate has been directed Ozils way over his stunning wages at the Emirates Stadium but Gabriel Agbonlahor insists it is not his fault, saying nobody forced Arsenal to give him such an astronomical salary.
And given the way the club has treated him in recent years, the talkSPORT pundit says the midfielder has every right to get what is owed to him.
Clubs treat players badly when they don’t want them, lets not be fooled here, the former Aston Villa captain said on The Sports Bar Weekender
Yes, Ozil has done things that he maybe shouldn’t have done and the way hes acted
Ozil will become a free agent at the end of the season – unless he leaves Arsenal before then
But no one forced Arsenal to give him £350,000-a-week take every penny!
Why should he say, I love Arsenal and Im going to leave seven or eight million on the table and move because I love the club?
No! Why should he?
When the club don’t want you, theyd be the first to throw you in the Under-23s and make you train on your own.
So I’m all for players getting what theyre contracted to get. I don’t blame him for sitting there and getting every penny.