Man Utd Join Liverpool In Watching £10m-Rated Turkish Striker

By on February 26, 2013

Despite the transfer window now being closed there will still be plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers, so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Liverpool and Manchester United are linked with Burak Yilmaz.

Manchester United have joined Liverpool in watching Galatasaray striker Burak Yilmaz ahead of a potential summer move, according to talkSPORT.

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The 27-year-old has been in superb goal-scoring form this season bagging 14 goals in 19 league appearances, as well as 7 goals in 7 Champions League games, since moving to Galatasaray from Trabzonspor in a £4m deal last summer.

One of his strikes in Europe came against Manchester United when Yilmaz hit the winner during a 1-0 win in Istanbul back in November and it seems the striker made a lasting impression on Sir Alex Ferguson with talkSPORT claiming United are keeping tabs on the player and will continue to do so during the second half of the season ahead of a potential summer move.

The report suggests Liverpool are also interested in Yilmaz with Gala understood to be preparing themselves for bids in the summer and have set his price-tag at around £10m – which should be well within the Premier League duo’s budget.

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Yilmaz has been a fairly late bloomer in the game and only really burst on to the scene during the last three or four years. After a very ordinary career at some lowly Turkish clubs he got his chance at Trabzonsopor in 2010 and went on to score 55 goals in just 75 games for the club. That form earned him his move to Galatasaray where he’s continued to impress so he could yet find himself playing for one of the very best clubs in Europe if he carries on finding the net on a regular basis.

Would United or Liverpool like to see Yilmaz at their club next season? Get involved in the comments section below,.

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5 Comments

  1. burak

    February 26, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    He is a talent on his way to europes big boys. Hope comes to MU.

  2. samson

    February 26, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Come to man united

  3. Frank Ogbonna

    February 27, 2013 at 7:47 am

    I hope he comes to Anfield…Am sure you will have enough playing time here…YNWA

  4. bobali

    February 27, 2013 at 8:05 am

    Frank he already gets enough play time at Gala…what are you on about? I hope he doesn’t leave and makes a name for himself at Gala as a legend.

  5. Carlo

    March 6, 2013 at 8:56 am

    @Bobali, learn how to understand english before you rebutt to people’s comments. Frank was referring to (transfer wise) Burak having more play time at Liverpool more than Man U.

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