Real Madrid star Mesut Ozil has been causing all sorts of confusion amongst boots-fans over the past 6 weeks or so, and has only added to the furore over his football boots as he has donned yet another pair today.
The 23-year-old has spent most of his professional life in Nike Mercurial Vapors (though was in the adidas Predator in his time at Schalke 04), but has spent all summer flirting with the adidas Predator LZ.
And whilst most Footy-Boots.com fans agreed that the control and distribution-focused new Lethal Zones were a good fit for Ozil’s passing style of play, the former Werder Bremen star clearly misses the ultra-lightweight feel of a speed boot as he’s picked up a pair of the adiZero.
There have been no statement from Nike, adidas or Ozil’s official channels as to the state of the playmaker’s personal deal with Nike – the last we heard Ozil had been offered updated terms to his contract, that would see him through to 2015.
Though there have been rumours that the star might have turned down the improved contract, in favour of testing out the wide variety of boots on the market. If this is the case, we have to hand it to the youngster, choosing the right boots for himself over guaranteed terms from Nike is certainly the mark of a man who likes his boots.
Whilst this might well be have been another golden opportunity for Puma to snap up another A-List star, their CEO recently announced they’d be cutting back on big-money contracts, following falling short of projected players for the last two quarters.
Another rumour is that adidas are expected to make a move for the star, given the opportunity to make him a triple-threat player, who plays in adidas kits for club and country, as well as a personal deal.
If that were the case, would Ozil suit the Predator or F50 better?
Let us know in the comments!