Elmander seals Gala switch
Galatasaray have confirmed the signing of Johan Elmander following his recent departure from Bolton.
Last Updated: 30/05/11 7:22pm
Galatasaray have confirmed the signing of Johan Elmander following the striker's recent departure from Bolton Wanderers.
Elmander left the Reebok Stadium last week after deciding to take on a new challenge rather than extend his time with the Premier League club.
The Sweden international had been widely tipped to join Galatasaray and he has now finalised his switch to Turkey on a three-year deal after passing a medical.
A statement from Galatasaray read: "Galatasaray Sports Club has announced the official signing of Johan Elmander from Bolton Wanderers on Monday.
"Elmander has signed a contract valid until the end of 2013-14 football season."
Meanwhile, Elmander's former strike partner Kevin Davies has wished the 29-year-old well following their three seasons together at Bolton.
"It's difficult for Johan and I think he found it frustrating during the first couple of seasons because he never really got firing," Davies told the Bolton News.
"I'm not too sure how he found his time here, whether he had a happy time or not. But this season he's been asked to play in numerous positions and he always gave his all.
"His stats are always really high and he's scored a few good goals. It hasn't quite worked out for him but then I've been on a big move like that and it hasn't quite worked out.
"He's a great lad and the gaffer speaks very highly of him because of his work ethic and what he brought to us, so we wish him well."