Podolski to complete Galatasaray move

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Podolski will sign his contract in front of the fans after the Turkish Super League club finally got their man at the fourth attempt.

Hamza Hamzaoglu’s side confirmed the news on their Twitter feed: “Germany number 10 Lukas Podolski will officially sign the contract at the Turk Telekom Arena today at 16:30 local time, 15:30 CET.”

Gala originally tried to sign Podolski while he was at FC Koln in 2012 but the German World Cup winner opted to sign for Arsene Wenger???s side for ??11m.

The Istanbul side made two more failed attempts to sign the 30-year-old, who struggled to secure a regular starting role and spent the second half of last season on loan at Inter Milan.

Despite moving to Arsenal with a fine reputation, Podolski’s chances became limited as Wenger added the likes of Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck to his forward options.

Theo Walcott, Olivier Giroud and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain at his disposal – which is the likely reason why the Frenchman could not guarantee Podolski the game-time he craves.

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