Real Madrid Confirm Signing of Bayern Munich Midfielder Hamit Altintop

Bernabeu move for Turkish international.

Hamit Altintop to play for Real Madrid

The 28-year old Turkish midfielder won the 2010 FIFA Puskas Award

Hamit Altintop joins Real Madrid by way of Schalke 04 and most recently Bayern Munich. He won one German League Cup (DFL-Ligapokal) with the first and two Bundesliga titles, two German Cups (DFP-Pokal) and two German Super Cups (Premiere Ligapokal / DFL-Ligapokal) with the Bavarian powerhouse. In 2010 the now 28-year old earned the FIFA Puskas Award for his volley against Kazakhstan in a Euro 2012 qualifier. Other individual accolades include being named to the UEFA Euro 2008 Team of the Tournament.

The first time Altintop set foot on the Bernabeu turf was for the 2009/10 Champions League final against Jose Mourinho’s Inter Milan. He has played in 14 matches and scored two goals for Bayern this season. (Official Real Madrid Website)

So Jose Mourinho picks up another Bundesliga based star to go with his captures of Sami Khedira, Mesut Ozil and Nuri Sahin. Altintop seems more than likely to be a squad player as it seems it will be tough for the adaptable midfielder to force his way past the stellar stars at the club, hell Kaka isn’t even a first team regular.

The 28 year old German born Turkish international joins the La Liga giants on a free transfer after his deal at Bayern Munich came to an end.

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