Fernando Reges has ended his three-year stay at Manchester City by completing a move to Turkish giants Galatasaray for a fee of £4.75million with a potential £800,000 in add-ons to follow. He signed a three-year contract and will earn £52,000-a-week.
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— Galatasaray SK (@GalatasaraySK) August 4, 2017
.@Fernando_Reges has signed for @Galatasaray – we wish him all the best for the rest of his career. #mcfc RPKP2t8NiI
— Manchester City (@ManCity) August 4, 2017
The 30-year-old landed in Istanbul at 8:30pm last night and was greeted by hundreds of passionate fans before heading to the club offices to sign his contract.
Fernando joined Manchester City from FC Porto in the summer of 2014 for £12million and made his competitive debut against Arsenal in the FA Community Shield. The midfielder never quite lived up to expectations but played his part as a solid squad player, making over 100 appearances for the Blues.
The arrival of Pep Guardiola saw Fernando’s involvement limited, and he made only 26 appearances in all competitions last season, compared to 42 the year before when Manuel Pellegrini was in charge.
A number of clubs, including Newcastle United, were said to be keen on Fernando, but his future is in Turkey’s Süper Lig with the famous Galatasaray club.
From everyone at City Watch to ‘The Octopus’, good luck on your new adventure!