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Lukas Podolski

30-Year-Old Forward     Galatasaray  


Birthdate:  June 4, 1985    Birthplace:  Gliwice, Poland    Nationality:  Germany    Height:  5' 11"    Weight:  183 lbs    Show ContractHide Contract


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Signed with Galatasaray in July 2015 after transferring from Arsenal.

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July 4, 2015    Lukas Podolski News

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Podolski officially signed a three-year contract with Galatasaray on Saturday after transferring from Arsenal for 2.5 million.

Podolski struggled to get starts in the first half of last season with the Gunners, who then loaned him to Inter Milan in January. However, he was unable to grab a consistent spot in the starting XI, which kept Inter from buying him this summer. Podolski will likely get plenty of playing time in Turkey for a club that will be in the Champions League this season.

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Lukas Podolski: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

July 3, 2015

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Galatasaray announced Friday that they have begun negotiations with Arsenal on a transfer of Podolski.

Podolski found playing time very hard to come by at the beginning of last season, and he was then loaned to Inter Milan in January, where he still struggled to get many starts. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger reportedly met with Podolski and told him he isn't going to start this season, which paved the way for the potential Galatasaray move.

June 9, 2015

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Podolski struggled in limited action split between Arsenal and Inter Milan this season, scoring just four goals with one assist in 31 total appearances.

Podolski scored thrice in 11 appearances for Arsenal before joining Inter in January, where he appeared 18 times and registered one goal with one assist. Podolski currently plans to rejoin Arsenal and would like to stay with the club next season, but whether he is surplus to requirement with the Gunners remains to be seen.

April 28, 2015

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Podolski said that he wants to return to Arsenal after his loan agreement with Inter Milan expires, according to the Daily Mail.

The striker has yet to score a goal with Milan, despite 13 appearances with the side. Milan manager Roberto Mancini revealed that the striker would like to return to England.

February 17, 2015

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Podolski took three shots during Inter's 4-1 win over Atalanta on Sunday, but he was unable to find the back of the net.

Podolski remains without a goal since his loan from Arsenal began, though he's gotten five starts in seven possible matches, so he's at least getting enough playing time to break through at some point.

January 5, 2015

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Podolski is in the squad to face Juventus on Tuesday.

Podolski completed his loan to Inter on Monday and will immediately be in uniform, though it would be surprising if he was given a start so soon after joining the club. He was clearly considered excess by Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, so solid play during his time in Italy could land Podolski a new contract in the summer.

January 3, 2015

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Podolski has arrived in Milan as the winger is moving on loan to Inter, Football Italia reports.

It will be interesting to see how Podolski could change things in Inter's tactical lineup.

December 29, 2014

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Inter Milan may have an agreement in place to sign Podolski on a six-month loan this winter, reports the Daily Mail.

Podolski would have to wait until after Arsenal's New Year's Day fixture against Southampton to make the move. Milan are also expected to pay a fee of 1.5 million to conclude the deal.