Inter & Galatasaray Reach Agreement For Nagatomo
Inter have reached an agreement with Galatasaray for the sale of Japanese full-back Yuto Nagatomo, according to reports in the Turkish media.
Nagatomo spent the second half of the 2017-18 season on loan with the Süper Lig outfit after struggling for game-time with the Nerazzurri before Christmas, making 15 appearances and providing three assists as Fatih Terim’s side secured their first league title since 2015.
Galatasaray have since been in talks with Inter to make the move permanent, having been impressed with the 31 year-old’s performances in Turkey, and according to local paper Aksam the two clubs have now agreed on a fee of €2.8 million.
Inter had initially asked for €4.5 million to let Nagatomo go, an asking price the Turkish club had deemed to be too high, but after the player himself got involved in negotiations and expressed his desire to stay they were forced to accept a lower fee.
Nagatomo has made 210 appearances for Inter since joining from Cesena in 2011 and is currently the club’s longest-serving player.