Galaxy's Nigel de Jong signs with Galatasaray

Wednesday August 31st, 2016

LA Galaxy midfielder Nigel de Jong has signed a two-year contract with the Galatasaray.

The deal is reportedly worth $6 million.

De Jong could serve as a designated player and temporary replacement for Steven Gerrard, who may retire at the end of the year.

His time in Los Angeles comes to an end after arriving in February and making just 18 appearances. He previously spent four seasons with AC Milan.

He will be reunited with former coach Jan Olde Riekerink and Dutch compatriot Wesley Sneijder.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide — from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Grant Wahl, Andy Staples and more — delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.