Galatasaray have completed the signing of Lukas Podolski from Arsenal for an initial fee of €2.5 million.
Podolski had decided to leave the Emirates Stadium after falling down the pecking order and has now signed a three-year contract with the Turkish club, with the option for a further year.
Galatasaray have confirmed that they will sign Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski on Saturday.
Podolski's agent had told Bild on Friday that the Germany international had decided to leave Arsenal after failing to receive assurances from Arsene Wenger over first-team football.
The 30-year-old, who had a disappointing loan spell at Inter Milan earlier this year, had already said he was considering a move to Turkey and Gala announced on Saturday morning that the deal would be completed later in the...
Lukas Podolski will leave Arsenal this summer after Arsene Wenger was unable to guarantee him a starting role, the forward's agent has confirmed as he nears a move to Galatasaray.
Podolski, 30, failed to start a single Premier League game for the Gunners last season, making just seven appearances off the bench before struggling on loan for the second half of the season with Inter in Serie A.
The Germany international had announced that he was open for offers from Turkey after Galatasaray sporting...
Germany boss Joachim Low has told Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski he needs to be playing regularly as he considers a transfer to Galatasaray.
Podolski spent the second half of last season on loan at Inter Milan and, although he has said he is open to remaining at the Emirates Stadium, he would likely find himself down the pecking order at the Premier League club.
Galatasaray have already confirmed their interest in the 30-year-old, while Podolski told NTV Sport: "If an offer comes from Turkey, I...