Galatasaray sign Sevilla defender Mariano
Galatasaray have confirmed the signing of Mariano, the defender joining the club from Sevilla.
The 31-year-old has agreed a three-year deal after Sevilla accepted an offer of up to EUR4.5million for the right-back.
Mariano, who started 29 LaLiga games for Sevilla last season, will earn EUR2.3m per season during his time in the Super Lig.
"I didn't give a second thought when Galatasaray came calling," Mariano said. "This is a well known club in Europe. I spoke to [former Gala goalkeeper] Claudio Taffarel about the club and Istanbul."
Hos geldin Mariano! pic.twitter.com/WDdhLw4YRh-- Galatasaray SK (@GalatasaraySK) July 17, 2017
Galatasaray have already brought in Mariano's fellow Brazilian defender Maicon, as well as winger Younes Belhanda from Dynamo Kiev and striker Bafetimbi Gomis from Swansea City.
The club also allowed Netherlands international Wesley Sneijder to leave despite the midfielder having a year remaining on his contract.