Nzonzi leaving Roma for Galatasaray loan

Steven Nzonzi is to join Galatasaray from Roma in an initial loan deal, with the Turkish club retaining purchase options.

Steven Nzonzi confirmed that he will be moving to Galatasaray with an option to extend it to one more season.   -  Getty Images

Steven Nzonzi is to join Galatasaray on an initial season-long loan, Roma has confirmed.

The Turkish Super Lig champion has the option to sign the World Cup-winning midfielder for €16million before June 30 next year.

It can also extend the loan by another season for €500,000, after which it will retain a purchase option of €13m valid until June 30, 2021.

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"The club would like to wish Steven the best of luck for the future," Roma said in a statement.

Nzonzi joined Roma from Sevilla for an initial fee of €26.65m last year, a month after his World Cup triumph with France in Russia.

He made 30 appearances in Serie A last season, scoring once, as the Giallorossi finished sixth.

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