After multiple seasons with the Black and Blues, Wesley Sneijder is no more in Milan.
According to BBC Sport, the Dutch star has finally agreed to terms with Turkish club Galatasaray:
BBC reports that the bid was accepted nearly two weeks ago but it took this long for Sneijder to agree on personal terms in order for the transfer to be completed.
Paying a transfer fee of $10 million, Galatasaray inked the midfielder to a $6.66 million, three-and-a-half-year deal, according to Fox Sports.
Not wanting to cut his salary to remain with Inter Milan, this was undoubtedly the right move for the star midfielder, who appears to be happy with the transfer.
Speaking about his new team, Sneijder had this to say (h/t Associated Press and Fox Sports):
I'm really enthusiastic about going to Turkey. I've heard that so many people are waiting for me in Istanbul, I know the Turkish fans are fantastic. I'm happy to play for a club like Galatasaray. I can't wait to play my first game and to meet (coach) Fatih Terim. Together we'll do great things. I'll make him proud to have bought me.
The whole "bought me" comment weirds me out a little bit, but all signs point to the 28-year-old star being on board with the move.
The Turkish club certainly appears to have gotten lucky by acquiring Sneijder, as there were rumors in the past that he could be playing in the English Premier League, possibly with Manchester United (h/t the Guardian).
So what exactly will he bring to Galatasaray?
Sneijder has one of the most accurate shots in the game and also has solid strength and speed to fight past defenders.
With his playmaking ability, Galatasaray's offense will immediately receive a boost with the former Netherlands captain in the mix.
While it's not quite the EPL or the historical club that Manchester United is, Sneijder will definitely be needed on the attack and should have himself a nice home with the Lions.
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