Galatasaray SK is looking to offload the Turkish striker Burak Yilmaz this summer. The president of the club, Unal Aysal, made this announcement yesterday.
This is really shocking from Galatasaray. Yilmaz was the stand out performer for them in the last season and had helped them getting to the Round of 16 in the Champions League.
Yilmaz had made 39 appearances for Galatasaray in the last season and had found the back of the net 32 times. These numbers suggest that he had a great last season, but, despite that, Galatasaray is not too keen to keep him at the club.
Talking to the reporters yesterday, Aysal said, “If Burak is ready to make a move and any club meets our demands, we would sell him.”
Galatasaray had bought Yilmaz from Trabzonspor only at the start of the last season. The Cimbom had paid a transfer fee of 5 million Euros for that move.
Yilmaz started making his mark right from the outset and scored his first goal for Galatasaray against Bursaspor on 2nd of September last year. Galatasaray won that match by a close margin of 3-2.
Yilmaz kept scoring goals throughout the season especially in big matches. He was mighty impressive in the group stages of Champions League.
Because of Yilmaz’s great form last season, a lot of clubs all around the world will be making bids for him.
It should not be a surprise for anyone if Yilmaz decides to join a Premier League club especially Arsenal. Before signing for Galatasaray in the last season, Yilmaz had said in an interview that he would be more than happy to accept any offer from Arsenal.
The Turkish international had said, “If I had to play abroad, I would like to move to UK. If you ask me which club in UK I would like to sign for, I would say Arsenal.”