We often see football players at 38, 39, and even 40 years old playing at the top level.
When you turn 35, you expect at least three or four more seasons of top football, but that is not the case for the icon of the Belgian national team, the man who played 105 games for the national team.
Dres Mertens has been without a club for a month after his contract with Napoli expired.
Mertens has no sound offers yet. There was talk of returning to Belgium in the Gent team, where he started his career, but in the end nothing happened.
Galatasaray is also interested in Mertens, but the question is how much they can cover the annual income of the former Napoli and PSV player.
In addition to the Belgian national team, Mertens also became a legend at Napoli, where he spent a whole decade, and before that he wore the shirt of PSV, Utrecht and the aforementioned Gent.
As a cadet, he also played one match for Anderlecht, which is interestingly not interested in seeing this great footballer in its ranks.
In addition to 105 appearances, this excellent attacker also scored 21 goals for the Belgian national team.
We will see where Mertens will continue his career in the coming days, and if he does not find an adequate club quickly, it is possible that he will end his successful career at the age of 35.