Lukas Podolski appears to have green lighted a move to Galatasaray by revealing he’s excited at the prospect of a move to Istanbul.
Poldi being Poldi, he also noted the enthusiastic reaction he’s had from the Süper Lig side’s supporters on social media.
“I would like to play for Galatasaray,” the 30-year-old told Gala’s official TV station. “They have great fans and I have had a huge response from them on social media.”
“Yes there have been meetings with Galatasaray. I hope the transfer happens.”
The German international scored twice against the reigning Turkish champions in last season’s Champions League in a rare start for the Gunners last season before being loaned to Inter; a move he recently said he regretted.
Last week Arseblog News carried quotes from an interview Podolski granted Bild where he spoke bullishly about making a mark in the final year of his contract at the Emirates.
It would appear that those comments may have fallen on deaf ears with Wenger’s apparently eager to move the striker on for a fee that would recoup some of the £10.3 million paid to Cologne in 2012.