Lukas Podolski has found life at Arsenal difficult recently, and has struggled to see any time on the field whatsoever. He looks set to secure an exit away from the Emirates however, with Super Lig giants Galatasaray apparently agreeing a €2.5m move for the German World Cup winner, according to Turkish publication Milliyet.
The 30-year-old has been tipped to leave the club this summer, and has even voiced his desire to join Galatasaray (via Goal).
“I would like to play for Galatasaray,” he said.
“They have great fans and I have had a huge response from them on social media.”
He looks set to get his wish, with Arsene Wenger seemingly keen to get him off the wage bill.
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The Turkish report suggests we were originally holding out for €5m, but have compromised following Galatasaray’s initial offer of €2m.
Bizarrely, the report goes on to discuss Podolski’s potential wages, claiming he is set to receive over a million Euros more per year than he is currently earning at Arsenal – being paid a massive €4.5m per year.
It’s understandable that the former Bayern Munich star would be looking for one big payoff as he heads into the twilight of his career, and a move to Galatasaray could suit all parties.