Mesut Ozil's agent insists the Arsenal midfielder remains one of the most marketable sportspeople in the world and wants to focus on building his own brand once his boot deal expires at the end of this month.
The past weekend saw more big games in the German Bundesliga and more clarity as to the return of soccer in England and Italy. Gab Marcotti reacts to the main talking points in the latest Monday Musings.
The warning has already come from football's biggest clubs. "I cannot help feeling that speculation around transfers of individual players for hundreds of millions of pounds this summer seems to ignore the realities that face the sport," warned Manchester United executive vice-chairman at a Fans' Forum event last month.
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu outlined what this new reality could look like. "This summer, there will be very little money in the transfer market," he said. "Clubs...