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Gooner Lukas ‘Polds’ off to Galatasaray

Lukas Podolski scores for Arsenal against Anderlecht in a group stage UEFA Champions League tie last season. PHOTO/File

Lukas Podolski scores for Arsenal against Anderlecht in a group stage UEFA Champions League tie last season. PHOTO/File

LONDON, July 5- Lukas Podolski has left Arsenal to sign for Galatasaray, the Turkish champions announced on Saturday.

The 30-year-old German international has signed a three-year contract with the Istanbul giants, who said they will pay a transfer fee of 2.5 million euros (£1.8m, $2.8m).

Podolski, whose deal includes an option for a fourth season, posted a picture of himself on his Twitter account holding a Galatasaray scarf after arriving at Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen airport.

The move brings to an end a disappointing three-year association with Arsenal, where he never really established himself in Arsene Wenger’s side.

The former Cologne and Bayern Munich forward even spent the second half of last season on loan in Italy with Inter Milan.

Galatasaray will appear in the group stage of next season’s Champions League after winning a record 20th Turkish title by a margin of three points from Fenerbahce, their bitter city rivals who hail from the Asian side of the Bosphorus.

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  1. ukweliusemwe

    July 5, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Nation reports that this is not true ….

  2. sasuke

    July 5, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    @ukweliusemwe:disqus …the incident at moi avenue was first described as an “electrical fault”. The police’ knee jerk reaction is always to deny deny…until conered

  3. douglas sindiga

    July 5, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    Pls confirm if its true,Nation says isnt true

  4. upuzi_tele

    July 6, 2012 at 6:37 am

    This is getting out of control and a michuki like reaction is what is needed. Not the useless assurances that the president and his useless police commisioner keeps singing to us everyday.

  5. John Kamau

    July 6, 2012 at 6:43 am

    Nation is not an authority in news

  6. Mazzdark

    July 6, 2012 at 8:00 am

    ……
    we don’t know what his mission was,” a senior police officer in Nakuru said….. He was nabbed with two grenades, for heavens sake! What do you think his mission was!!!!!

    • upuzi_tele

      July 6, 2012 at 1:48 pm

      They thought he was going to sell chocolate to the president.

  7. Fredrick Naum

    July 7, 2012 at 10:57 am

    This is what happens when you sell your passports to foreigners for Kshs. 500/=. I guess the chicken have come home to roost. This time round I guess there is no “tribe” to blame. We are always so cheap. This is how it will be reported on the prime time news. ” Viewers, on our opinion poll tonight, was the terror suspect trying to use the grenade to cause harm to Kenya citizens. I repeat…………….. Send your YES or NO answer to ABCD. We shall sample your views at the end of this bulletin”. Further ahead, the political situation bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla. Employ more police for Christ sake.

  8. prophet6

    July 10, 2012 at 7:49 am

    Is this really true? Sad but we knew the consequences of invading Somalia.

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