The All Whites striker Shane Smeltz says he has been cleared to play in the Turkish Super League despite a possible legal challenge.
Smeltz returned to Gold Coast United after a brief stint in China and may yet face a legal challenge from Chinese club Shandong Luneng.
He's been in Turkey for a week and says his move to Genclerbirligi SK is complete and he'll start playing immediately.
The two-time A-League Golden Boot winner has signed a two-year deal.
He's been the subject of transfer speculation since last year but United knew his days in the A-League were numbered after he starred in the recent World Cup, scoring against Italy.