Bayern Munich's Hamit Altintop: I will move abroad this summer

The Turkey international is widely expected to join Real Madrid this summer, but has yet to officially confirm that he will move to the Spanish capital
Bayern Munich midfielder Hamit Altintop has revealed that he will move abroad in the summer transfer window, even though he refused to confirm whether he will join Real Madrid on a Bosman move.

The Turkey international has an expiring contract with the Bavarians and has been linked with a move to the Copa del Rey winners.

"My future probably lies abroad. However, it's difficult to really say anything about it as long as I haven't signed anything," said Altintop to

"I hope that I will be able to announce my decision somewhere next week. I don't want to wait too long as I want some time to mentally prepare for the next step in my career.

"There has always been a lot of speculation about my future and there was some truth in it most of the time. I was never really sure though whether I wanted to leave or stay put. I can now confirm that I will move abroad though."

The 28-year-old joined Bayern from Schalke in the summer of 2007, but has never really been able to live up to expectations at FCB.

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