Having done very little for Arsenal in the last seasons, former record signing Mesut Ozil has struggled massively to make an impact on a club he is the highest-paid player for. Despite having a remarkable first few years in England, a gradual but sustained slowdown in performance and in output has taken place over the last few years. This has led to Ozil being in a strange position in that he earns too much to leave, but he also produces too little of value on the pitch to get a game.
However, one move that has long lingered in the distance is a move to his boyhood club Fenerbahce. Despite being way out of the Canaries reach today, with the club chairman stating that it would be “impossible” to sign him on anything like this current wage, a move could take place if a mass wage cut was to happen.
The highly-rated forward, who had spent four seasons at the Etihad Stadium, has signed a five-year contract with the Bundesliga champions
Leroy Sane has completed a move to Bayern Munich from Manchester City for an initial €49m (£44.7m/$55m), with that amount potentially rising to €60 million (£55m/$67m) through add-ons.
As one of the most exciting young teams in England, Chelsea have a core of players who could be with the club for a decade. Some positions, though, are less sound than others. A fine example of this would be when it comes to left-back. The full-back positions are mostly taken up by experienced players or rotation options who lack week to week consistency. That’s why manager Frank Lampard seems set to make a move for Leicester full-back Ben Chilwell.18.06.2020 Read More >
As one of the most intelligent yet outspoken names in football administration, Jean-Michel Aulas has as many foes as he does admirers. Having got into a bitter dispute with Olympique Marseille supremos in recent weeks, the Lyon president has again been on the front foot arguing for changes to be made to how the calendar works.01.06.2020 Read More >
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin: "This is a huge and positive step to bringing optimism back to people's lives"; leaders Bayern Munich four points clear of Borussia Dortmund with nine matchweeks to go08.05.2020 Read More >
With many sporting leagues more or less cancelled or outright declared void, there is so much uncertainty about what comes next. This has caused major problems across the board, with many fans not really sure what comes next. The NHL is a league that has been especially impacted by the decisions being made.15.04.2020 Read More >
The biggest clubs in Germany look likely to come together to fund the flagging smaller clubs in the German football pyramid. Major clubs such as Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen, FC Schalke 04 and Bayern Munich are expected to contribute as much as €20m to a fund to help the clubs lower down the Bundesliga – and below – to help survive the turmoil of the months to come.03.04.2020 Read More >
The NFL and the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) are in the middle of trying to figure out if football in the US is going to move forward, or if it will face a temporary shutdown. The two sides are debating terms of a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) that has been somewhat contentious, and the players are set to vote on the matter within the next couple of weeks. There are a couple of items they would prefer not to see included, but one particular entry has found a great deal of support by the athletes. They want a larger piece of any sports gambling revenue the league receives.04.03.2020 Read More >
Sports betting in Washington has taken one more step towards being legalised at tribal casinos, after a bill was passed by the Senate Labor and Commerce Committee.25.02.2020 Read More >
Not every successful bettor will employ the exact same strategy when it comes to choosing and placing a wager. Just as in sport itself, there are various ways for different players or teams to be successful. However, if you were to survey 100 full-time sports bettors and dig deep into their methodologies and approaches, there are some things that each one would probably point to as significant.23.10.2019 Read More >