Icelandic striker who scored against England in Euro 2016 set to join Galatasaray

The Iceland international striker Kolbeinn Sigthorsson has arrived in Istanbul and is set to join Galatsaray.

According to the Turkish Super League broadcaster LigTV, the Lions have struck a deal with the Ligue 1 side Nantes to sign Sigthorsson on a season-long loan. The report goes onto state that Galatasaray have also agreed an option to buy within the deal.

Sigthorsson scored just three goals in 26 appearances for Nantes last season but was one of the stars of Euro 2016 earlier this summer.

The 26-year-old striker was part of the Iceland team which went further than expectations to the quarter finals, beating England along the way. Sigthorsson scored during Iceland’s 2-1 victory over Roy Hodgson’s side.

Sigthorsson was also linked with a move to Galatasaray last season however, the  powerful striker opted to join Nantes.

Galatasaray will be looking to make it three wins in three when they take on Kayserispor in their next league fixture on September 11.

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