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Melo rejoins Galatasaray on loan

August 14, 2012
By ESPN staff

Brazil midfielder Felipe Melo is back at Galatasaray after the Turkish champions agreed to take him on another season-long loan from Juventus.

Galatasaray Felipe Melo
PA PhotosFelipe Melo won the Turkish Super League title with Galatasaray last season

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Melo, 29, enjoyed an excellent campaign with Gala in 2011-12, helping the club secure a record-equalling 18th Super Lig title.

And with Juventus happy with their current options in midfield, the former Fiorentina man has been allowed to return to the Turk Telekom Arena - where his move could be made permanent next summer.

A statement on the Bianconeri's official website read: "Juventus announces that the agreement with Galatasaray for the temporary registration of the player Felipe Melo has been finalised.

"The agreement includes the option, to be exercised by Galatasaray by 30 April 2013, for the permanent acquisition of the player for a price of 6.5 million euros.''