Altintop set for Galatasaray move

Turkish giants Galatasaray have agreed to ink a four-year contract with Real Madrid's Turkish international midfielder Hamit Altintop, the club announced Friday.

"We have reached an agreement for four seasons with Real Madrid player Hamit Altintop, starting from 2012-2013 season," the Istanbul side said on their website.

Galatasaray will pay the Spanish powerhouse 3.5 million euros ($4.3 million) for Altintop, who will receive an annual fee of 2.9 million euros for the first two years, plus 20,000 euros per game, according to Anatolia news agency.

Altintop will receive 2.75 million euros for each of the remaining two years, plus 25,000 euros 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 Champions League.

Altintop's twin brother Halil plays in Turkey for Trabzonspor.

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