Football: Galatasaray sign Donk in 2.5 million euro deal

Turkey’s Galatasaray signed Dutch footballer Ryan Donk from fellow Istanbul club Kasimpasa in a 2.5 million euro ($2.69 million) deal on Tuesday, according to a club statement.

The defensive midfielder, 29, was secured on a two-and-a-half year contract that will earn him 1.5 million euros a season as well as 15,000 euros for every match he plays.

Donk, who signed for Kasimpasa in July 2013, told Galatasaray’s TV channel he had been thinking of playing for the club since arriving in Turkey.

“The Yellow-Reds are the first choice when it comes to Turkey,” he said. “It is a very positive step for my career to have the chance to play in the Galatasaray jersey at last.”

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