German Soccer Legend Mesut Ozil Could Enter an Unanticipated Career After His Contract Terminates

Published 06/19/2022, 10:19 AM EDT
Football Soccer – Arsenal v Dinamo Zagreb – UEFA Champions League Group Stage – Group F – Emirates Stadium, London, England – 15/16 – 24/11/15 Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil lines up before the match Action Images via Reuters / Matthew Childs

Two big fallouts later, Mesut Ozil may be planning to retire from soccer entirely. According to his manager, the talented midfielder may take up an entirely different field after his retirement. And, it may be eSports!

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Mesut Ozil currently plays for Fenerbahce, a pro club based in Istanbul. Ozil joined the Turkish giant back in 2021. However, history repeated itself as Ozil fell out with Fenerbahce’s ex-manager, Ismail Kartal, during a league match.

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Even Jorge Jesus, Fenerbahce’s present manager, has revealed his total unwillingness to include Ozil in his plans. Ozil was benched back in March this year and hasn’t played a game for Fenerbahce ever since.

Mesut Ozil may take up Fortnite as his full-time career

Ozil is presently in contract with Fenerbahce, which will end in two years from now. According to his manager, Dr Erkut Sogut, it’s unlikely that he’ll join another club after Fenerbahce. Sogut also mentions the possibility of the midfielder taking up Fortnite and eSports as a professional career.

“He will go more into eSports, play himself and maybe become an eSports athlete. He’s really good, to be honest, at Fortnite and I think one day I wouldn’t be surprised if he is competing.” Dr Erkut Sogut says in an interview with The Telegraph.

Mesut Ozil also owns a professional eSports team, named M10 Esports and a gaming house in Germany. He loves playing FIFA and Fortnite; furthermore, has been streaming on Twitch since 2018.

With Ozil heading onto the eSports industry, the gaming community is going to receive an enormous boost. We don’t get to see a pro-soccer athlete switch to eSports every day!

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Moreover, Dr Sogut revealed Ozil’s probable mindset after his contract with Fenerbahce expires. “I think he will not play football in any other club anymore. I can’t see that–it will be Fenerbahce and that’s it,” he revealed.

Ozil had recently revealed that he has no plans to leave Fenerbahce and he will retire as a part of his ‘childhood love’. His legendary contributions to Arsenal, Real Madrid, and Fenerbahce are not unknown to his fans.

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However, according to Jorge Jesus, the German talent has ‘had his time, his space’ in Fenerbahce. It looks like Ozil will probably not make his return to playing matches anytime soon with Jorge Jesus in command.

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Sharmila Ganguly

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Sharmila Ganguly is an ESports author at EssentiallySports. After completing her bachelor's degree in engineering, she pursued her love for writing and most importantly, video games. All kinds of video games intrigue her, but her love for shooter video games like Valorant knows no bounds. Apart from video games, she also likes to keep a tab on the world of technology and spend time with her pet parrots!

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