Nihat granted citizenship
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The ruling means that the hit-man will no longer occupy one of the four non-EU spots in Real's squad, and will allow the club the chance to recruit another 'foreign' player during the transfer window.
The 24-year-old expressed his happiness at the ruling, and labelled it 'very important' for his future career.
"Of course I'm happy. I'm happy for myself but also for Real," stated the former Besiktas star.
"This resolution is very important for my career, but also for Real as I will no longer occupy one of their foreigner spots."
Sociedad president Jose Luis Astiazaran added: "Since we signed Nihat we have fought for this decision and we believe that reason has helped us.
"We have work intensely on the matter and in the end justice has been done."