Galatasaray signs Arsenal F Podolski

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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) Turkish Super League Champion Galatasaray has signed Germany forward Lukas Podolski from Arsenal on a three-year contract.

Podolski, who won the World Cup with Germany last year, says on Saturday "I am happy to have reached an agreement with Galatasaray. I have joined a team that is a winner."

Galatasaray will pay 2.5 million euros ($2.8 million) for the 30-year old and an additional 500,000 euros ($556,000) if it qualifies for the Champions League. Podolski will earn 3 million euros ($3.3 million) a year plus 20,000 euros ($22,000) per game.

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