Ex-Liverpool star Samed Yesil – who club signed as teen for £1m – now works in air filter factory aged 27
SAMED YESIL may not be a familiar name to most Liverpool fans, but not long ago he was one of the clubs most promising young stars.
The talented German had the world at his feet as his prolific goal output drew comparisons to the late great Gerd Muller.
The Premier League outfit, then managed by Brendan Rodgers, paid a massive £1million for the forward’s services as he set his sights on the big time.
However, his career soon took a turn for the worst after he ruptured his cruciate ligament twice in two years.
Five years after leaving Liverpool, Yesil finds himself at a fifth division German side and building air filters in a factory.
Now 27, the forward still harbours hope of making a return to the professional game and re-living the glory days of his past.
Following his move to Liverpool, he earned promotion to first team training under Brendan Rodgers – making two appearances in the League Cup during his first season.