Date: 29th July 2017 at 1:52pm
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By Danny Wright

Galatasaray are expected to complete the signing of Sofiane Feghouli from West Ham within the next few days, according to a report.

Turkish broadcaster NTV Spor claims on their website that the 27-year-old will complete his exit from the London Stadium by Monday at the latest.

It is also understood that the Algerian winger is scheduled to put pen-to-paper on his new contract with European giants Galatasaray and complete a medical this weekend.

Feghouli is said to be signing a three-year deal in Turkey worth around £70,000-a-week, with the option of an extra year added to the end of it.

The report adds that the Istanbul-based side will be spending just over £4million on Feghouli, who arrived at West Ham last summer in a free transfer from Valencia.

The 44-times Algeria international is one of a number of players recruited by Slaven Bilic last summer that has failed to live up to expectations in east London.

Feghouli scored four goals and supplied three assists in 27 appearances across all competitions, but he now looks to have slipped down the pecking order following the arrival of Marko Arnautovic from Stoke.

Football Insider Verdict

Although Feghouli was a bit of a flop for the Hammers, at least the club can say that they have made a healthy profit on the player who was out of contract last summer. The 27-year-old popped up with a couple of important goals and maybe another year for the Irons would have seen him show a marked improvement. However a potential four-year deal with Galatasaray, which sees him pick up decent money in a team that challenges for the title and consistently appears in Europe is a good move for him. West Ham probably don’t need to look into replacing the Algerian, as they already have a good number of capable wingers in the squad. It remains to be seen if any more of last summers’ buys are flogged in the coming weeks.

In other West Ham news, David Gold has given an injury update on this Irons striker ahead of the Premier League opener against Manchester United.

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