Should Arsenal Have Let Lukas Podolski Go?
Arsenal said goodbye yesterday to one of the great characters of the squad.
Poldi, as Lukas Podolski is affectionately known, is one of the great celebrators. As was demonstrated in last years FA Cup final win and Germany’s World Cup victory, despite the fact he had little contribution to either result.
Personally, I think Galatasaray are getting an incredible bargain, when you look at the price that strikers go for these days, picking him up for only £1.8m. (Au$3.7m US$2.79m, Eur2.5m)
Podolski’s move made headlines across the Web.
Lukas Podolski: Arsenal striker signs for Galatasaray
Striker Lukas Podolski has joined Galatasaray from Arsenal on a three-year deal for an initial £1.8m.
The Turkish champions will pay future instalments based on their qualification for the Champions League.
Lukas Podolski to Galatasaray: Latest Transfer Details, Comments and Reaction
Lukas Podolski’s time with Arsenal is over, with the forward heading to Turkey to play for Galatasaray.
The Turkish club announced his signing on Saturday.
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The former Arsenal striker was unveiled in front of the press late Saturday afternoon, hours after arriving in Istanbul and undergoing a medical checkup.
Podolski was signed on a three year deal plus an option to extend one more season. Galatasaray is expected to pay Arsenal EUR 2.5 million for the 30-year-old striker. The Germany international will earn EUR 3 million a year.
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Galatasaray signs with former Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski
German forward Lukas Podolski joined the ranks of Turkish champion Galatasaray through a signing ceremony on Saturday.
Podolski will receive four million euros from Galatasaray for a period of three years.
Best of luck for the future Lukas, we will miss you at Arsenal.