Mesut Ozil is into the ultimate few weeks of a seven-and-a-half yr endorsement take care of Adidas, together with his consultant confirming that the contract will not be renewed because the Arsenal star concentrates on growing his personal model.
There had been stories in his homeland that the German playmaker had been dumped by the sportswear large as they take inventory of their contracts amid the monetary uncertainty attributable to the coronavirus disaster.
But the participant’s agent Erkut Sogut insists that the deal hasn’t been minimize quick, and is as an alternative simply coming to a pure conclusion as Ozil seeks to advertise his private M10 model.
“There isn’t any termination,” Sogut advised The Athletic.
“The contract is working out. It’s like some other contract settlement or contract you’ve gotten with a membership — like if Mesut’s contract runs out with Arsenal subsequent yr, Arsenal wouldn’t say one month earlier than they had been ‘dumping’ him.”
Ozil and his advisors lately launched an internet store for the M10 model, which sells branded sportswear and includes a cartoon determine of Ozil in social media commercials.
It just isn’t but clear whether or not M10 will ultimately produce soccer boots, that means that Ozil may very well be seen on the pitch in quite a lot of totally different boots as soon as his contract with Adidas ends on the finish of the month.
Indeed, Sogut says his shopper is wanting ahead to attempting out a variety of various and “classic” boots as soon as he turns into free to take action.
“After this contract, he doesn’t must put on one thing simply because the sponsor says,” continued Sogut.
“Maybe he’ll put on Puma for a few days, then in the future, Nike; perhaps a model from Indonesia or Malaysia. Who is aware of?
“It’s as much as him now. There are some traditional boots from the previous he desires to put on.”