21 Jan 2013

Wesley Sneijder joins Turkish club Galatasaray

3:04 pm on 21 January 2013

The Turkish football club Galatasaray have agreed to sign the Dutch playmaker Wesley Sneijder from Italian club, Inter Milan.

Sneijder and Inter fell out in December when the club asked him to extend his contract from 2015 to 2016 for the same overall payment in a move criticised by the world players' union, FIFPro.

Since then, the 28-year-old has been left out of the Inter team although coach Andrea Stramaccioni has always said that his exclusion was tactical.

Sneijder joined Inter in 2009 after two seasons with Real Madrid and helped them win a Serie A, Champions League and Italian Cup treble in his first season in a side coached by Jose Mourinho.

He also helped Netherlands reach the World Cup final in 2010.