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Burak Yilmaz Joining Tottenham?

Tottenham Hotspur target Burak Yilmaz will make a decision on which club he wants to join on Friday, with Spurs leading the chase for the Turkish goal machine

Football Talk will be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer news throughout the summer. Today, a Tottenham target is set to decide him future on Friday.

Burak Yilmaz

Reported Tottenham target Burak Yilmaz will make a decision on which club he wants to join on Friday, according to the Daily Star.

The Turkish goal-machine has one of the most impressive strike rates in Europe after scoring 55 goals in just 75 appearances for Trabzonspor.

The Star claim that this form has attracted interest from the likes of Fulham and Lazio, but it’s Tottenham who are thought to be pushing hardest to land the 26-year-old.

Daniel Levy is struggling to agree a permanent deal with Manchester City for Emmanuel Adebayor, who spent a successful year on loan at White Hart Lane last season, while Jermain Defoe also considering his future at the club.

This has meant Spurs are desperate to sign at least one new striker this summer and it appears Yilmaz is high on their priority list.

The Star report that the player will announce which club he wants to join on Friday, with a move to north London a distinct possibility.

FT Verdict

Not too sure about this one. Would Tottenham be making signings without a new manager in place? Surely Daniel Levy’s first priority should be to get a new boss at the helm then target the players his new man wants?

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There is no doubt Yilmaz’ strike-rate is impressive, but it’s worth remembering he plays in the Turkish league. Could he transfer this form to the Premier League? Who knows, but I’m not convinced this guy is the ‘big’ striker Tottenham fans want.

Would you like to see Yilmaz at Spurs? Get involved in the comments section.



  1. Michael Ryan

    June 20, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    pavs already gone..

    • Football Talk

      June 20, 2012 at 3:22 pm

      Apologies for the schoolboy error, it has now been corrected.

  2. Super Pav

    June 20, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    When did we resign Pavy? I hope stays this time, If we can keep hold of him, Gazza, Ginola ans Sheringham we will have the best attacking team next year, hope we sign Greaves from AC

  3. Cenker

    June 20, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    I support Trabzon and Tottenham! he would be an amazing player for Tottenham

  4. Cape Town Spurs

    June 20, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Hate to do this to you, but Pav no longer plays for Spurs, so I doubt he’s considering his future at the club. Maybe he’s considering his future at Lokomtiv Moskow though. Top research. Top knowledge.

  5. chivers

    June 20, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Exciting times ahead; chivers, pav, gilzean, peters, jennings, berbatov, conn, what a line up!

  6. stephen smith

    June 20, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Yilmaz would be good for the club and as for finding a new manager is of course most important but if you don’t pounce on these players when avaliable we will miss out,and yes we do need a decent striker we stugled all last season without one and why persist with Adebiyor,18 goals half were penalties,needs 50 chances to score 1,that aint a striker,what was Van PERSIES Tally 30 odd.There you go a Spurs fan praising an Arsenal player,credit where due tho.Im sure we will do well this year.

  7. Nabeel

    June 20, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    We’ve got strikers, we need distributors, why couldn’t Van Persie score as much at the Euro’s? VDV does not pass the ball when he should. Strikers are opportunists, they need a supply. Defoe will score twice or more in every game, if he gets ball, same with Ade. Ronaldo has 10 shots in a game and scores one or two of those, same with Messi. Learn the game, win the game!

  8. barretta

    June 20, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    For those abusing Ade he added so much more to general play than even RVP. Yes he should have scored more but his overall play was superb – we will not easily replace him. He should be the priority. Then someone to play alongside him. Maybe this Turkish guy, Huntelaar or someone of that ilk – but not until we have a manager!

  9. longtimespur

    June 20, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Maybe Levy has the manager lined up and he’s the one that wants him!!!!!
    Hope it’s Rijkaard.

  10. Steve

    June 20, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Been tracking this guy for a while, and hoping Spurs would pick him up (even had his name on a few player lists that I’ve been bombarding the club with since Jan 2011s tansfer failings!), so I’m totally taking all the credit if this one turns out to be true. Golden boot for Yilmaz in his 1st season at the Lane!!

  11. Ersen

    June 20, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    I have been following Turkish football as long as I have been supporting Spurs, since the mid 70’s!
    Turkish football is so behind at present compared to Europes elite football countries.
    You tend to find quite a lot big name players who have come to end off there career and collecting there final pay packets before there retirement.
    The pace is lot slower, defending is shocking and that’s just the start of some off the problems surrounding Turkish football.
    If the level in Turkey was that great why are they not in Euro’s completing with rest of Europes best.
    His a big fish in little pond in turkey and will be totally out of his depth in premier league.

  12. JD

    June 21, 2012 at 9:44 am


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