Nzonzi leaving Roma for Galatasaray loan

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The Turkish Super Lig champion has the option to sign the FIFA World Cup-winning midfielder for €16 million ($26.5 million) before 30 June next year.

It can also extend the loan by another season for €500,000 ($828,000), after which it will retain a purchase option of €13 million ($21.5 million) valid until 30 June, 2021.

"The club would like to wish Steven the best of luck for the future," a Roma statement read.

Nzonzi joined Roma from Sevilla last year, a month after his FIFA World Cup triumph with France in Russia.

He made 30 appearances in Serie A last season, scoring once, as the Giallorossi finished sixth.