Soccer. Léo Dubois, warmly welcomed by Galatasaray, his new club

Former Olympique Lyonnais captain Léo Dubois has signed up with Galatasaray for three seasons. Cost of the transaction: 2.5 million euros.

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The defender of the France team and ex-captain of Lyon Léo Dubois has signed up for three seasons with Galatasaray, after a difficult year in Ligue 1, the Turkish club announced on Thursday.

« A transfer fee of 2.5 million euros will be paid to the player’s former club, » Galatasaray said in a statement, adding that the ex-Lyonnais will receive 1.8 million euros in salary per year. .

The 27-year-old right-back, who had been playing in Lyon since 2018, was challenged last season in his position by the young Malo Gusto. The Lyon public had taken a bit of a dislike to him. Another club, another atmosphere, it was very warmly welcomed in Istanbul on Wednesday evening.

The native of Maine-et-Loire will evolve for the first time in a foreign championship, eight years after his professional debut with FC Nantes.

Galatasaray are Turkey’s most successful team with 22 league titles. The club finished 13th in the Süper Lig last season, the worst ranking in its history.

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