Mesut Ozil agent Erkut Sogut has clear the air surrounding the news of the star player being ditched by sporting giants Adidas.
There were reports that 31-year-old had been “dumped” by Adidas amid concerns over his public image and the financial impact of the coronavirus on the German sportswear company according to ESPN.
However, that Ozil’s seven years contract with the sporting giants is due this summer and not in any way related to his off the pitch controversies.
“Adidas knew he was pushing his own thing. He has been doing it on Twitter lately so it is now time to build his own brand while he is still actively playing. Dr Erkut Sogut told ESPN
“That is unique in football. Some players reach the end of their career and then try to build a brand but we think that is too late. he added.
Sogut stressed that the Arsenal midfielder was focused on promoting his own brand “M10” while dismissing the earlier story.
The [original story] is giving the impression that one side doesn’t want the other side anymore,” he said. “That isn’t true. Mesut wants to promote his own brand.
“Now, when the contract runs out, everything is in place to do that or even build M10 with other brands as well if he wants to.”