Galatasaray Expected To Make Nagatomo Move Permanent

Galatasaray Expected To Make Nagatomo Move Permanent
May 25, 2018 16:30
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Galatasaray are expected to sign Inter full-back Yuto Nagatomo on a permanent basis after having the Japanese player on loan during the second half of the season.

Nagatomo left the Nerazzurri during the January transfer window in the search for game-time that would help him secure his place at this summer’s World Cup, eventually signing for the Turkish giants on loan with an option to buy.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Galatasaray are keen to make the deal permanent and will soon pay the €3 million required to take him off Inter’s books.

Inter are required to raise €40 million in capital gains from player sales before 30 June in order to respect the terms of their Financial Fair Play agreement with UEFA, and Nagatomo’s departure would provide some help in that sense.

Another small contribution will come from Geoffrey Kondogbia’s move to Valencia, which was officially made permanent on Thursday for a fee of €25 million.

By Will Beckman