Wesley Sneijder completes Galatasaray deal

Wesley Sneijder was warmly greeted in Turkey. Photo: Galatasaray

Wesley Sneijder has completed his move to Galatasaray from Inter Milan.

The Holland international completed his medical with the Turkish giants earlier today before signing his contract at a ceremony at the club's Turk Telekom Arena this afternoon.

The 28-year-old, whose transfer fee from Inter is believed to be in the region of 10 million euros (£8.4million), has penned a reported three-and-a-half-year deal with the Super Lig leaders.

Sneijder's move ends a three-and-a-half-year spell at Inter during which he won a famous Champions League, Serie A and Coppa Italia treble in 2010 under Jose Mourinho.

The playmaker, who joined Inter from Real Madrid for 15million euros in 2009, had not featured for the Nerazzurri since a 2-0 victory at Chievo in September after publicly refusing to take a two million euro pay cut on a contract that ran until June 2015.

Inter head coach Andrea Stramaccioni maintained the playmaker's absence from the first team was solely a tactical decision, despite Inter's clear difficulty in keeping pace with league leaders Juventus through an injury crisis.