Turkish giants Galatasaray have agreed to ink a four-year contract with Real Madrid's Turkish international midfielder Hamit Altintop, the club announced today. "We have reached an agreement for four seasons with Real Madrid player Hamit Altintop, starting from 2012/13 season," the Istanbul side said on their website.
Galatasaray will pay the Madrid giants €3.5m for Altintop, who will receive an annual fee of €2.9m for the first two years, plus €20,000 per game, according to Anatolia news agency. Altintop will receive €2.75m for each of the remaining two years, plus €25,000 for each game he plays.
The midfielder had announced late May that he had agreed to join Galatasaray's "lions", and the final deal was struck after the two teams agreed on the transfer fee last week.
Born in Germany, Altintop played for Schalke 04 and Bayern Munich before joining Madrid under freedom of contract last summer. He signed a four-year deal in the Spanish capital, but hardly featured as Jose Mourinho's side won La Liga and reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League.
Altintop's twin brother Halil plays in Turkey for Trabzonspor.