Belgian Dries Mertens, who ended his contract with Napoli, has signed for one season, with an option for a second, with Galatasaray, the Turkish club said on its website on Tuesday.
Mertens, 35, was paid a bonus of 1.1 million euros ($1.1 million) by the firm and his annual salary on the shores of the Bosphorus will be 2.9 million euros ($2.9 million). dollars), according to the Istanbul team.
The most successful club in the history of Turkish football (22 titles) finished the 2021-2022 campaign in 13th position, the worst in its history.
Mertens arrived in Napoli in 2013 from PSV Eindhoven. He became the top scorer in Napoli history scoring 148 goals in 397 games, in all games played, ahead of Marek Hamsik (121) or Argentine legend Diego Maradona (115).
International with Belgium, Mertens has played 105 games with the ‘Red Devils’, with whom he hopes to play the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, from November 21 to December 18.