Although Lukas Podolski has played quite a few games at Inter Milan since he was sent out on loan, it seems he has failed to impress Roberto Mancini and is running out of time to persuade the Italian manager to make his move permanent at the end of the season.
Now Podolski’s agent Ali Pektas has been discussing his clients future: “Anything could happen,” he said. “Last summer he could have moved to Galatasaray, but it never materialised. Every summer Lukas and I go on holiday to Turkey.
“For the moment he’s on loan at Inter, and when it ends at the end of the season he could return to Arsenal, where he still has a year on his contract.
“With regard to his future, all I can say is that anything could happen, even a transfer to Turkey. Why not? He appreciates [Turkish football] a lot, and he wants to keep playing at a high level.”
As time went on it became obvious that Wenger had no intention of playing the German international in his last couple of years at Arsenal, so it was little surprise that he was allowed to go out on loan and it would be even more of a shock if Wenger brought Podolski back to the Emirates in the summer.
Lukas did himself no favours when he said that Wenger had disrespected him by not giving him gametime or even saying goodbye when he left, so personally I can’t see Wenger bringing Podolski back to sit on the bench for another season. Can you?