Galatasaray sign Wesley Sneijder

The long awaited transfer saga is over for January with the news last night that Turkish giants Galatasaray had finally managed to convince midfielder Wesley Sneijder to join the club.

He had been in discussions with the club over the past 12 days, and had looked to have turned down the opportunity to either stay at Inter, or make a move to England.

News filtered through last night from Inter Milan owner Massimo Moratti who confirmed the Dutch International was set to leave imminently, and was later pictured in a Galatasaray shirt, and on the clubs official website.

Sneijder will move to the club on a three-and-a-half year contract, for a reported £80,000 a week, which seems an affordable wage for all of Europe’s top sides, for a player who if playing to his potential, can be one of the best central midfielders in World Football.

He will join for £7 million, and is likely to arrive in Turkey later today to meet his new team mates and staff.

At 28, the talented midfielder is arguably at his peak, and if Galatasaray can bring out the best in the player, who hasn’t featured much for Inter this season, they could have a bargain on their hands.