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Galatasaray complete the signing of Norwegian right-back Martin Linnes

799   //    14 Jan 2016, 12:37 IST
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Linnes scored a goal against Galatasaray’s rivals Fenerbahce in the Europa League

Norwegian international footballer and Molde right-back Martin Linnes has arrived in Turkey to sign a contract with Turkish Super League outfit Galatasaray, according to media reports.

"I know Galatasaray is a big club," Linnes said on arrival on Wednesday. He was scheduled to join the team, which is currently on its winter break training in Turkey's Antalya, before January 16 when the Turkish League, reports Xinhua.

Linnes scored the third goal against Fenerbahce in the 2015-16 UEFA Europa League group stage match while playing for Molde in his team's 3-1 win on September 17, last year.

Galatasaray is currently third in the Turkish Spor Toto Super League standings, 10 points behind second-placed Fenerbahce and 11 behind leader Besiktas.

Despite decorated with international stars such Uruguayan goalkeeper Fernando Muslera, Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder and German striker Lukas Podolski, Turkey's defending champions are struggling this season. They parted ways with former coach Hamza Hamzaoglu in November 2015 and appointed Mustafa Denizli as the new manager.

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