Transfer news

Sow completes Fenerbahce switch

January 27, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Lille striker Moussa Sow has signed a four-and-a-half-year contract with Fenerbahce, the Turkish club have confirmed.

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GettyImagesMoussa Sow helped Lille to win the title last season.

Sow, 26, underwent a medical in Istanbul on Friday and Fener reported on their official website that he had signed a deal until the end of the 2015-16 season.

''Ourselves and Lille have agreed a deal for Moussa Sow to wear our colours,'' the statement read.

''Moussa Sow went to the the Universal Hospital Camlica for a medical and then to the club's headquarters where he signed the official contract. We wish him well in the Fenerbahce shirt.''

Reports in Africa suggest Sow's contract is worth €3.2 million (almost £2.7 million) a year with Fenerbahce while the transfer fee could reach as much as €13 million.

The Senegal international told the Fener official website: ''There were of course a lot of teams interested but this was the club I really wanted to join. I'm very happy. As soon as I arrived I was very happy to see the excitement here. I'm looking forward to playing in front of Fenerbahce fans.''

He finished as the top goalscorer in Ligue 1 last season, firing 25 goals as Lille won the title, while defeats in their opening two games mean Senegal's participation in the African Nations Cup will end after Sunday's game against Libya.