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(SPO) SOCCER: GALATASARAY SIGN ROMANIAN FORWARD.

ISTANBUL, Jan 21, 2011 (TUR) -- Turkish Super League side Galatasaray on Friday said they had signed a four and a half years contract with Romanian forward Bogdan Stancu.

The Turkish giants said they would pay FC Steaua Bucuresti 5 million euros in transfer fee and to the 24-year-old striker 5.2 million euros plus 10 thousand euros for each game appearance.

Stancu finished first half of the 2010-2011 season with 17 goals in 18 appearances, which made him the top scorer in the Romanian league with Steaua Bucuresti.

Separately, Galatasaray said they had signed contracts with Colombian goalkeeper Robinson Zapata from FC Steaua Bucuresti for a year and a half. Zapata was named the best foreign player of the year in Romania in 2009.

Galatasaray also signed Turkish left winger Yekta Kurtulus from Super League team Kasimpasa for 4.5 years.

Galatasaray will pay Kasimpasa 3.75 million euros in transfer fee and to the player himself a total of 2.25 million euros plus bonus for each game appearance.

Kurtulus netted 7 goals in 61 appearances at the Turkish Super League since 2007-2008 season.

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