STEFAN JOHANSEN has been warned a proposed move to Galatasaray could cost him almost £2.5MILLION in fines!
The Turkish giants have just hit midfielder Wesley Sneijder with a penalty of nearly £2million for being booked 11 times last season.
It works out around £178,000 per yellow card for the 32-year-old Dutch international.
The Celtic star was cautioned FOURTEEN times during the last campaign. If the Turks meted out the same financial punishment it would cost him a staggering £2.49million – well over twice his reported annual basic wage offer.
Johansen, who is out of contract next summer, is said to be mulling over a £20,000-per-week contract from the club.
The good news for the Norwegian is that he picked up only nine bookings two seasons ago and would have to fork out just over a mere £1.6million.
Former Ajax, Real Madrid and Inter Milan star Sneijder, who joined the Turkish outfit in a £4million deal in 2013, admitted he was saddened by the punishment.
The controversy has sparked protests by angry fans against the Istanbul club’s chairman Durson Ozbek.
Sneijder said: “I am really sorry and it’s not possible to say at the moment what is going to happen.
“We will wait and see what the coming days will bring.”
According to Turkish media reports, Sneijder was one of 13 Galatasaray players fined for yellow cards accumulated last season.
In a tweet in Turkish on his official account, the player expressed thanks to the followers who are protesting on his behalf.
He wrote: “Galatasaray fans, thank you for your support on this day. I am grateful… I love you!”