Transfer news

Chedjou joins Galatasaray

May 30, 2013
By ESPN staff

Cameroon defender Aurelien Chedjou has signed a four-year deal with Turkish champions Galatasaray.

Aurelien Chedjou puts Lille into the lead
GettyImagesChedjou joined Lille in 2007

Chedjou, 27, will move to Turkey after six years with French side Lille, where he played 154 Ligue 1 games since joining the club in 2007.

The Villareal youth product is currently training with his national team ahead of Sunday's friendly against Ukraine and will link up with compatriot Dany Nounkeu in defence at Galatasaray.

The Turkish side confirmed the signing on their website: "Galatasaray has come to an agreement with the French FC Lille for the transfer of Aurelien Chedjou," the statement read. "The contact signed with Chedjou is valid for four seasons."