I don't know where you took the Turkey top-paid player statistic from but it doesn't reflect the truth. The top-paid player at Galatasaray is Sofiane Feghouli, and we know exactly how much he makes because Gala always announces the financial details of the contracts. (Source in Turkish: https://www.galatasaray.org/haber/gs-sportif-a-s/feghouli-galatasarayda/36188) Sofiane Feghouli earns 3.85m Euros annually, with appearance and competition bonuses included his total earnings add up to 4.5m Euros. Here's the catch: footballers don't pay tax in Turkey. So he makes, without bonuses: 3.85m/52 ~ 74k p/w = £66k p/w However, he doesn't pay any tax. To have the same net income at a Premier League team, he needs to earn 66k/0.55 = £120k p/w When you include the bonuses the figure reaches ~ £140k p/w That's still nowhere near the levels Özil's earning now. However, if we look at what Fener paid Robin van Persie (Source in Turkish: https://www.kap.org.tr/Bildirim/452431) Guaranteed annual salary: 4.9m Euros ~ £153k p/w in the PL Annual earnings with bonuses: 7.1m Euros ~ £223k p/w in the PL Fener can give him ~£250k p/w as things stand, if they don't get punished due to FFP. However, Fener won't pay any loan fees or transfer fees for him. If we were willing to let him go for free, Fener might just sign him. Don't forget that he only has two more years with us but Fener can give him four years. That can maximize his earnings in the long run, and because he's very famous in Turkey he can make bank on commercial deals. We can also loan him out to Fener and subsidize one-third of his salary but that wouldn't be smart business, better to keep him just in case.