Juventus and Galatasary agree loan deal for Felipe Melo - report
Juventus and Galatasary are expected to announce tomorrow that they have finally agreed a deal for Felipe Melo.
According to NTVSpor, the 29-year-old will sign a temporary one-year contract with a reported future purchase option in the terms of the deal.
This is a similar agreement to last season when the Istanbul club paid €1.5 million for a season-long loan of Melo, with a €13 million purchase option. However, a permanent transfer stalled this summer as Juventus’ asking price was not feasible for the Turkish club.
Melo recently released a press statement, along with his management company Promoesport Bcn, where he said: "I hope that the two clubs reach an agreement soon. I want to start preparing for the derby game with Fenerbahçe.”
Promoesport Bcn went on to say: "Felipe Melo would like to express his delight at having agreed a deal with Galatasaray to stay at the club, pending an agreement with Juventus."
Melo had an outstanding season for Galatasaray during their Super Lig winning campaign last year, making 36 appearances and scoring 12 goals.
The Seleção international signed for Juventus for €25 million in 2009 after wearing the shirts of Flamengo, Cruzeiro, Grêmio and Fiorentina, among others.
Galatasaray are expected to announce the deal for Melo ahead of their game with Fiorentina tomorrow – finally ending this on-going transfer saga.