Sneijder secures Galatasaray move

BY foxsports • January 22, 2013

Wesley Sneijder has finalised his move to Galatasaray from Inter Milan.

The Holland international completed his medical with the Turkish giants earlier Tuesday before signing his contract at a ceremony at the club's Turk Telekom Arena.

The 28-year-old, whose transfer fee from Inter is believed to be in the region of 10 million euros (£8.4million), has penned a reported three-and-a-half-year deal with the Super Lig leaders.

Sneijder's move ends a three-and-a-half-year spell at Inter during which he won a famous Champions League, Serie A and Coppa Italia treble in 2010 under Jose Mourinho.

The playmaker, who joined Inter from Real Madrid for 15million euros in 2009, had not featured for the Nerazzurri since a 2-0 victory at Chievo in September after publicly refusing to take a two million euro pay cut on a contract that ran until June 2015.

Inter head coach Andrea Stramaccioni maintained the playmaker's absence from the first team was solely a tactical decision, despite Inter's clear difficulty in keeping pace with league leaders Juventus through an injury crisis.


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