Galatasaray has officially signed Ivory Coast right-back Serge Aurier from Nottingham Forest until the end of the 2023/2024 season. The Turkish club will pay a transfer fee of 100,000 euros to Nottingham Forest, with Aurier receiving a net guarantee fee of 600,000 euros and a net signing fee of 150,000 euros for the season.
Aurier, a 31-year-old seasoned player with experience at Lens, Toulouse, Paris Saint-Germain, Tottenham Hotspur, and Villarreal, boasts two French Ligue 1 titles and contributed to Ivory Coast’s 2015 Africa Cup of Nations triumph.
In addition to Aurier, Galatasaray has also welcomed Brazilian forward Carlos Vinicius on loan for the 2023-2024 season. The club will pay a net temporary transfer fee of 600,000 euros to Fulham Football Club Limited, with Vinicius receiving a net season wage of 600,000 euros.
Aurier, currently leading Ivory Coast in the African Cup of Nations, joins Galatasaray to fill the void left by the departure of Sacha Boey to Bayern Munich. The Turkish club, in fierce competition with arch-rivals Fenerbahce, is vying for supremacy in the Turkish Super Lig.