Ivory Coast defender and captain Serge Aurier has joined Galatasaray from Nottingham Forest until the end of the season, the Turkish club announced on Friday. The right-back has led the hosts to the last eight of the African Cup of Nations, where they will face Mali in Bouake on Saturday.At Galatasaray the 31-year-old will fill the gap left by the recent departure to Bayern Munich of Frenchman Sacha Boey. Aurier, who has played for Lens, Toulouse and Paris Saint-Germain in France, moved to the Premier League to join Tottenham in 2017 and signed for Forest in 2022. He has also played for Villarreal in Spain in the 2021-2022 season. He was part of the Ivory Coast team that won the 2015 African Cup of Nations.Galatasaray, Turkey’s most successful club, are locked in battle with arch-rivals Fenerbahce at the top of Turkish Super Lig.