Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Another Premier League player moves to Turkey

Galatasaray have announced the completion of the signing of Ivory Coast international defender Emmanuel Eboue from English Premier League giants Arsenal for a reported fee of 3.5 million euros.

A statement on the Premier League club’s website read: “Arsenal have agreed terms with Turkish side Galatasaray for the transfer of Emmanuel Eboue. Everyone at Arsenal thanks Manu for his contribution towards the club and wishes him the best of luck for the future.”

Eboue has signed a four year deal at the Turkish club worth 2.5 million euros per season for the first two seasons and 2.2 million euros for the rest of the two years.

Galatasaray have recently been looking to the English Premier League as they look to build on last season’s disappointing eighth place finish, Eboue joins former Bolton striker Johan Elmander at the Galatasaray. Brazilian International midfielder Felipe Melo also joined on loan from Italian club Juventus as Galatasaray look to buy big in order to compete next season at the top level.

Football in Turkey is currently under large scrutiny following allegations of match fixing in Turkey that has blighted teams such as Turkish league winners Fenerbahce and Turkish Cup winners Besiktas. However star players are still looking to move to Turkey to sample the lifestyle and culture of Turkey.


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