Senegal striker Moussa Sow leaves Lille for Turkey

Striker Moussa Sow has joined fellow Senegal team mates Issiar Dia and Mamadou Niang at Fenerbahce
Sow, 26, says he is delighted with his move to Turkey from French side Lille

Turkish side Fenerbahce have signed Senegal striker Moussa Sow on a four-and-a-half-year deal.

In an official statement, the club has disclosed that it paid US$13.2m (£8.4m) to French side Lille for the forward.

Sow travelled to Turkey on a private jet from Equatorial Guinea to undergo his medical after Senegal's elimination from the Africa Cup of Nations.

Sow, who was the top scorer in the French League last season, said he has been considering many offers.

The striker scored a late equaliser for Senegal in Wednesday's 2-1 defeat by Equatorial Guinea, a result which sent the co-hosts into the quarter-finals.

"Of course there were many clubs interested. This is the club I really wanted," Sow told reporters in Istanbul.

"My team-mates (Issiar) Dia and (Mamadou) Niang talked of the beauty of Istanbul and how big a club Fenerbahce was," he said.

Fenerbahce has been a club in crisis in recent times, after being barred from this season's European Champions League because of a match-fixing scandal.

It is understood that Sow will return to the Nations Cup to contest the Teranga Lions' final Group A clash against Libya on Sunday.

Heavily-fancied before the tournament, the West Africans crashed out after losing their first two games, with Zambia the first to defeat the Senegalese.