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Turkish delight for Wolfsburg

SoccerNews in Bundesliga 31 Jan 2011

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Wolfsburg have completed the signing of Stoke City striker Tuncay Sanli in a deal worth 5.2 million pounds, both clubs have confirmed.

Tuncay has signed a contract tying him to the Bundesliga club until June 2014, a move that the 29-year-old describes as a dream come true.

“On three occasions, moves to Germany have fallen through at the last minute, so I am delighted, but also relieved, that this time I have been able to make the most of this opportunity,” Tuncay told Stoke’s official website.

“I would like to thank the manager and everyone at the club and, of course, the supporters for making me feel so welcome at Stoke City.”

“I can assure you I would not have joined another English club, but this was too good an opportunity for me to fulfil my dream.”

Potters boss Tony Pulis was delighted to have been able to fulfill the Turkey international’s wish to move to Germany, just 17 months after he joined the Potters from Middlesbrough.

“Tunny came to me at the weekend and asked me if the club would help him to achieve his dream,” Pulis said.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for him, and it is a fantastic deal for the club when you consider what we paid for him when he signed from Middlesbrough.”

“I spoke to Tunny a number of times about his hopes and ambitions in his playing career and it was quite apparent that he saw Germany as a great opportunity not only to be much closer to home but also to boost his international prospects as well.”

“This move suits Tunny’s needs and everyone here wishes him well in the future.”

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