Football: Drogba teams up with Sneijder, joins Turkish club Galatasaray
ISTANBUL (AP) - Didier Drogba is teaming up with Wesley Sneijder at Galatasaray, giving the Turkish club a second major signing in a week and boosting its chances of making deep run in the Champions League.
Galatasaray announced on its website on Monday that Drogba had agreed to an 18-month deal, cutting short his stint in China where he had been playing for Shanghai Shenhua since leaving Chelsea after last season.
It is a second major coup for Galatasaray after Sneijder completed his move from Inter Milan last week, as the Turkish club has now made arguably the two biggest signings of the January transfer window.
Drogba is currently with Ivory Coast at the African Cup of Nations in South Africa, but said on Twitter through his PR company that "I am looking forward to playing in the Champions League again, against the best clubs in Europe."