by Lee Hurley

Lukas Podolski has admitted that he would consider an offer from Turkey should one come his way.

The German has been linked with a few clubs since the season ended but the most enduring rumour has involved Galatasaray, a club he has been linked with since at least January.

Speaking to the media there, Poldi said “If an offer came from Turkey, I talked about it with my family. If the conditions were appropriate, I can think of everything.”

What’s interesting to note from his statement is that he said ‘if an offer came’ which would clearly indicate that one has not yet been made and all the reports in the press are speculation.

Shocking, I know.

With regards to ‘conditions‘ we can assume he means ‘wages‘.

Poldi’s stock has fallen quite significantly over the past 12 months since his glory in Brazil.

Coming on midweek as a second-half substitute as Germany lost to the US – the first time the US have ever managed to defeat the current world number one side – his performance was so poor that he was booed, despite the game taking place in Cologne where he is almost idolised. Or was.

After the game, the boss of Viktoria Koln, a side in the lower leagues in Germany, said that he wouldn’t even want to sign the forward. To that comment, Poldi replied “Many people use football to get themselves into the limelight.”

Where he ends up is anyone’s guess, but the only way I can see him staying at Arsenal to see out the final year of his contract is if the club can find no takers or the player no agreement with another club.