Insua moves to Galatasaray
Liverpool defender Emiliano Insua has joined Galatasaray on a season-long loan deal.
Last Updated: 31/08/10 6:01pm
Liverpool defender Emiliano Insua has joined Galatasaray on a season-long loan deal, the Turkish club have announced.
The Premier League Reds have also offered their counterparts the option to buy the Argentine left-back on a permanent basis at the end of the temporary agreement.
Insua earned excellent reviews when he first emerged in the first team of former boss Rafa Benitez after arriving from Boca Juniors in 2007, but he received a vast amount of criticism for his displays in 2009/10.
As a result the 21-year-old does not feature in the plans of Roy Hodgson, who signed ex-Fulham colleague Paul Konchesky earlier on transfer deadline day.
Insua was close to joining Fiorentina earlier in the summer, but the Serie A side were not prepared to meet personal terms and the deal failed to materialise.
Liverpool also re-signed Fabio Aurelio after the appointment of Hodgson to leave Insua's prospects at Anfield looking increasingly bleak.
He has made 44 appearances for Liverpool and scored his only goal in the League Cup against Arsenal last season.
Having been a regular at youth levels, Insua has two senior Argentina caps, both coming in World Cup qualifiers.