VfB Stuttgart midfielder Hakan Yakin has joined Galatasaray SK on loan until the end of the season with an option for a permanent move.
The Swiss international - of Turkish descent - flew to Istanbul yesterday after the transfer was agreed. The 27-year-old quickly finalised personal terms and after passing a medical this morning officially signed for the team second in the Turkish Superleague.
Yakin, who impressed in FC Basel 1893's UEFA Champions League campaign of 2002/03, transferred to Stuttgart from the Swiss side last January but failed to make an impact. The UEFA EURO 2004™ participant played only nine matches for the Bundesliga club, including just one this season.
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