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Nigel de Jong Signs With Galatasaray

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Dutch Nigel de Jong has joined Turkish side Galatasaray

Istanbul, Turkey – Netherlands international Nigel de Jong has joined Turkish powerhouse Galatasaray, the club has announced.

The 31-year-old joined the Galaxy in February after a long career in Europe with Ajax, Hamburg, Manchester City and AC Milan, as well as 81 caps for the Dutch National Team. De Jong has made 18 league appearances for LA this season.

Galaxy head coach and general manager Bruce Arena confirmed the moved. “Nigel is pursuing an opportunity, with our blessing,” Arena told reporters after training Tuesday.

De Jong will join national team teammate Wesley Sneijder.