Sunday, May 15, 2011

Nuri Sahin to Real Madrid

Nuri Kâzım Şahin (22) signed a 6 year contract for Real Madrid on Monday. The creative midfielder has impressed a lot for Borussia Dortmund and there is no doubt he has been one of the most central players for Dortmund this season.

Despite his young age, he has already achieved several accomplishments. In 2005 he won the UEFA U-17 world championship with Turkey. In the 07/08 season he won the Dutch cup with Feyenoord (on loan) and in the current season Şahin and Dortmund, where he has been for over 10 years, are champions of prestigious Bundesliga.

Over the last months there have been lots of speculations regarding a transfer for Şahin. Clubs from all over Europe has been interested in signing the shooting star. The transfer fee for the young Turk is believed to be 12 million Euros. Şahin himself declared that it is a tough decision, and that he will miss Dortmund.

There is no doubt Nuri Şahin is a top class player. It is believed to be a good signing. Real Madrid is hoping he will become an even better player, which is not unlikely playing alongside some of the best players in the world.

By Aksel Petter Spence