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Hugo Almeida agrees Besiktas deal

December 25, 2010
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Portugal striker Hugo Almeida will leave Werder Bremen to join Besiktas for two millions euros.

Hugo Almeida
GettyImagesHugo Almeida: Portugal international

Almeida, 26, will sign a three-and-a-half year contract with an annual salary of around 50,000 euros per week to join up with fellow countrymen Simao and Ricardo Quaresma.

He will also link up with ex-Real Madrid coach and former Germany international Bernd Schuster at the big-spending Istanbul club.

Almeida is struggling Bremen's top scorer with nine goals this season and bagged a hat-trick against St Pauli on November 28, before picking up a red card and suspension that saw him banned before the winter break.