Galatasaray has bite; Mertens official player of the Turks

Dries Mertens is an official Galatasaray player. The Turks take over the Belgian transfer-free from Napoli, where the club management did not want to renew its contract earlier this summer.
Mertens will earn an amount of 2.9 million euros per year as a salary in Istanbul. In addition, the Belgian receives a signing bonus that amounts to 1.1 million euros. Mertens signs a contract with Galatasaray for at least one season, with an option to sign up for another year. For the 35-year-old forward, it is his first adventure in Turkey, after being a Napoli player for nine years.
โ€œI want to be a legend here,โ€ says Mertens to Het Laatste Nieuws. โ€œIn Naples, the fans are crazy too, but at the same time there is a family atmosphere here. That‘s why I came here.โ€ Mertens scored 148 goals in 397 matches for Napoli. This makes him the all-time top scorer of the Italian club.
In addition to Mertens, Galatasaray also presented midfielder Lucas Torreira on Monday. The Uruguayan finally comes over from Arsenal for six million euros.

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โ€” Galatasaray SK (@GalatasaraySK) August 8, 2022