Galatasaray signal intent with Sneijder signingGalatasaray AŞ have pulled off an impressive coup by signing Dutch international playmaker Wesley Sneijder from FC Internazionale Milano for a fee in the region of €7.5m.
Sneijder's move ends an association with Inter that began in 2009 following his switch from Real Madrid CF. The 28-year-old, who has been capped 90 times by his country and has featured in five major international tournaments, has signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with Cim Bom.
"I realised how big the Galatasaray community is after arriving at the airport," said Sneijder. "I am really very happy and proud that I will serve such a big club. The derby match against Beşiktaş [on Sunday] is crucial. I recovered from injury a long time ago and continued training by myself.
"I am in good shape and if my coach picks me I want to play in the derby. It's a real honour for me to be compared to a legendary player like [Gheorghe] Hagi. I know how important his name is at Galatasaray. He was a legend and I came here to be a legend."