If you have followed Mesut Ozil’s football career, it is perhaps one that can be a lesson to anyone out there that wants to know just how high it can be, but equally at the same time, how badly things can go, as well.
Once renowned around the world as one of the greatest players with a ball at his feet and an individual who could find anyone he wanted because of his passing ability, the former Germany international is now struggling to win people over with his ability on the pitch.
Indeed, many would have been using 365bet-italy.com in the past to place a wager on the midfield magician obtaining an assist or two, although those days are certainly way behind the former Arsenal and Real Madrid man.
Ozil currently finds himself playing his football in Turkey for Fenerbahce, with playing being the problem as he is no longer able to get on the pitch.
According to reports, he has recently had a falling out with manager Ismail Kartal, as did fellow midfielder Ozan Tufan, and now the 33-year-old has been suspended by the club and has been frozen out just a year after signing for the Turkish Super Lig side.
However, whilst it seems that he could be about to face an uncertain and challenging time in Istanbul, it appears he could be handed a lifeline from one of the unlikeliest of suitors.
It has been claimed by TEAMtalk that Hull City are interested in bringing Ozil back to England, with their new owner, Acun Ilicali, said to be keen to bring him to the KCOM Stadium and help get the club back to the Premier League.
The Turkish owner has already used his contacts in the game to sign Iranian forward Allahyar Sayyadmanesh on loan from Fenerbahce and it seems he wants to raid the club once again for a player that appears to be surplus to requirements.
Furthermore, it is understood that Hull are also progressing in regard to a deal with former Liverpool winger, Ryan Babel, who currently plays at Galatasaray.
Hull, though, might have to try and remain in the Championship if they are to have any luck in signing either of them, as they currently flirt with relegation to League One; they are 13 points clear at the moment but do sit in 20th.
Additionally, they may have to try and convince Ozil that a move away from Istanbul is worth making, as his agent revealed that his client has no plans to leave.
Erkut Sogut said: “Mesut did not want to make it difficult in the current environment. Since he does not want to leave Ozan on his own, he trains with him.
“That’s what makes sense right now because of the sad events with the coach.
“Such events are always sad. An unpleasant process has begun for both sides. The important thing is to stay calm and wait for the final decision.
“I say this clearly here. Mesut will not go anywhere, and he certainly has no plans to leave. He will continue here as a Fenerbahce player for two more years until the end of his contract.
“He signed Fenerbahce for three-and-a-half years, six months of which he played for free. From January to the end of the season, he didn’t even make any money.”
Oh, we had not even mentioned money, had we?