Football - Liga

Altintop leaves Real for Turkey

Turkey international midfielder Hamit Altintop has left Real Madrid for Galatasaray on a four-year contract.

 
Altintop leaves Real - Football - LigaAFP
 

The former Schalke and Bayern Munich midfielder, 29, joined Real Madrid last summer but barely featured for the Liga champions, playing only five league matches and scoring once.

The announcement was made on Galatasaray's website, which confirmed the length of the deal to the Turkish stock exchange.

Born and raised in Germany, Altintop had never played in Turkey before although has made 73 appearances for the national team, scoring seven goals.

Fellow German-Turkish player Nuri Sahin is also expected to leave the Bernabeu this summer after failing to make an impact following his move from Borussia Dortmund.

Eurosport
     
     
     
    Do not miss
    • TV guide

      Find detailed TV schedules for all Eurosport channel.

    • Mobile Applications

      Find all the sports news on iPhone, BlackBerry, Android and iPad.

    • Breaking News

      Follow up to the minute sports reports with Eurosport.

    Follow Eurosport.com
     
    On Facebook
     
    On Twitter
     
    On Mobile
    EurosportCopyright 2014
    Eurosport.com is available in other languages