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Ilic goes to Galatasaray

Galatasaray SK have signed the influential Serbia and Montenegro midfielder Saša Ilic on a three-year contract.

Many honours
The 27-year-old has already joined his new team for pre-season training in Germany. Ilic had a hugely successful spell at Partizan, where he was captain, helping them to four domestic titles including last season. The switch to Turkey is not his first move abroad as he was loaned to Spain's RC Celta de Vigo during the 2003/04 campaign.

Aiming high
"I am very happy to be part of a great club like Galatasaray," said Ilic. "I know Galatasaray very well. I will do my best to help the team win the championship this season." The Istanbul side enter the UEFA Cup in September's first round, while Partizan are nearing the start of their UEFA Champions League challenge, beginning in the second qualifying round.