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Istanbul Galatasaray secures Mauro Icardi in $11m transfer deal for 3-year contract

July 30, 2023 at 2:50 pm

Galatasaray fans welcome Argentine striker Mauro Icardi as he arrives at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, Turkiye on July 29, 2023 [İslam Yakut/Anadolu Agency]

Turkish club Galatasaray announced a three-year deal with Argentine forward Mauro Icardi from Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) on Sunday, involving a £8 million (over $11 million) transfer fee, reports Anadolu Agency.

In a statement, the Istanbul side revealed that the transfer fee will be paid to Icardi’s former club, spread over four seasons in installments.

Starting from the 2023-2024 season, Icardi will be donning the Galatasaray jersey for the next three seasons. The prolific striker will be earning a net salary of £5 million ($6.4 million) per season.

Icardi, 30, arrived at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport late on Friday as fans welcomed him, cheering his name.

He spent the 2022-2023 season at Galatasaray on loan and scored 23 goals in 26 appearances, winning the Turkish Super Lig title and becoming a fan favorite.

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